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Posted on 20th Sep at 12:00 AM, with 118 notes
fyeah-history:

Folk art depiction of Lady TrieuLady Triệu (Vietnamese: Bà Triệu, Sino-Vietnamese: 趙嫗 Triệu Ẩu; 225–248) was a female warrior in 3rd century Vietnam who managed, for a time, to successfully resist the Chinese state of Eastern Wu during its occupation of Vietnam. She is also called Triệu Thị Trinh, although her actual given name is unknown. She is quoted as saying, “I’d like to ride storms, kill sharks in the open sea, drive out the aggressors, reconquer the country, undo the ties of serfdom, and never bend my back to be the concubine of whatever man.”

fyeah-history:

Folk art depiction of Lady Trieu
Lady Triệu (Vietnamese: Bà Triệu, Sino-Vietnamese: 趙嫗 Triệu Ẩu; 225–248) was a female warrior in 3rd century Vietnam who managed, for a time, to successfully resist the Chinese state of Eastern Wu during its occupation of Vietnam. She is also called Triệu Thị Trinh, although her actual given name is unknown. She is quoted as saying, “I’d like to ride storms, kill sharks in the open sea, drive out the aggressors, reconquer the country, undo the ties of serfdom, and never bend my back to be the concubine of whatever man.”

Posted on 19th Sep at 6:03 PM, with 18 notes
fairatbest:

Ethnolinguistic map of the extremely diverse Burma/Myanmar. The country’s first census in 30 years has come under fire for exacerbating ethnic tensions.

fairatbest:

Ethnolinguistic map of the extremely diverse Burma/Myanmar. The country’s first census in 30 years has come under fire for exacerbating ethnic tensions.

Posted on 19th Sep at 6:03 PM, with 2 notes
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The preliminary results of Burma’s first nationwide census since 1983 were released in Rangoon last Saturday, providing an answer to the vexing question of the actual population, estimates of which varied between 44 to 59 million for a decade. The new tally (minus some low-population areas of northern Karen State and Kachin State not included because of security concerns) is 51.4 million.

More important than this number, however, was what the census results didn’t include. There were no details on the sensitive subjects of ethnicity or religion made public, and there won’t be until after the 2015 election. The main reason provided is such results could potentially further inflame communal conflict that has rocked Burma since 2012, when over 140,000 stateless Rohingya Muslims were displaced in largely one-sided communal conflict in Burma’s western Arakan State. Since then, the danger of communal violence has spread into central Burma, and the broader Muslim minority has been targeted in several waves of violence fueled by ultra-nationalist Buddhist monks.

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Posted on 19th Sep at 6:00 PM, with 23 notes
hmongxperience:

One of the most beautiful bank notes of the period. This 100Kip currency is from the French Indochina period, decorated with beautiful Lao architecture with the portrait of King Sisavang Vong on one side and a young Lao maiden standing with Vat Pra Keow in the background on the other.
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hmongxperience:

One of the most beautiful bank notes of the period. This 100Kip currency is from the French Indochina period, decorated with beautiful Lao architecture with the portrait of King Sisavang Vong on one side and a young Lao maiden standing with Vat Pra Keow in the background on the other.

Posted on 19th Sep at 5:58 PM, with 35 notes

hmongxperience:

The land of Laos is a combination of numerous ethnic groups with distinct dress. These are a few examples of regional dress.

Posted on 19th Sep at 5:56 PM, with 7 notes
hmongxperience:

procession of Lao royalty in Luang Prabang 1957.
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hmongxperience:

procession of Lao royalty in Luang Prabang 1957.

Posted on 19th Sep at 5:56 PM, with 4 notes
hmongxperience:

Lao people residing in N.E. Thailand known as Thai-Esan. early 20th c.

hmongxperience:

Lao people residing in N.E. Thailand known as Thai-Esan. early 20th c.

Posted on 19th Sep at 5:55 PM, with 24 notes
drunkasianhistory:

Morlum Lao: Classical, Folk and Short History on Lao Music.
Laos, in it’s essence, is the countryside of S.E Asia, isolated and landlocked in mountainous regions that would culturally preserve and retain many historic cultures in Laos today.
One instrument that makes Lao music very unique is the Khaen (See picture of boy holding instrument). A windpipe instrument and key instrument in Lao music. Other instruments include bells and traditional drums.
Now with many Western influences, began the use of guitars, drums and especially the electric piano, which has been very popular in today Thai and Lao celebrations.
Each regions in Laos (Northern, Central, Southern, Northeast and Isan (Northeast Thailand) have their own specific styles of vocals, instruments and dances. However, I am just covering the very basics of it:
Traditional Lao Folk Music
The music presented here is folk music. Folk music, meaning that is is simple and that common people could play and listen. It is generally very traditional, sticking to very simple instruments, the Khaen, bells and vocals, storytelling. It is a national past time and can be found to be played in very rural areas. (Assuming: I believe that the music style is Southern Lao, due to the clothes worn)
Classical Lao Music
In terms of Classical, in Western perspectives, it means that it is highly defined and played by professionals and played at royal settings. This includes many Lao and Thai/Khmer instruments that is orchestrated for celebrations and at royal courts. A whole orchestra like this is very hard to find, as many have passed on and people have forgotten to play since 1975 when the Kingdom fell into the Communist. (The music played is a Vientiane-Luang Prabang (Northern-Central Lao classical music.)
Modern Lao Folk Music
Now in recent times, when Western influences began to become prominent, you can tell that in this piece, it is very modern. Guitars and electric pianos are being used. It is considered “Country Music” in Thailand, and is both very popular and widely played and performed in today’s world.
(Music is performed by Lao Essan people (Thailand’s Northeast region), but the song itself is from the Southern region from the city, “Salavan”)

drunkasianhistory:

Morlum Lao: Classical, Folk and Short History on Lao Music.

Laos, in it’s essence, is the countryside of S.E Asia, isolated and landlocked in mountainous regions that would culturally preserve and retain many historic cultures in Laos today.

One instrument that makes Lao music very unique is the Khaen (See picture of boy holding instrument). A windpipe instrument and key instrument in Lao music. Other instruments include bells and traditional drums.

Now with many Western influences, began the use of guitars, drums and especially the electric piano, which has been very popular in today Thai and Lao celebrations.

Each regions in Laos (Northern, Central, Southern, Northeast and Isan (Northeast Thailand) have their own specific styles of vocals, instruments and dances. However, I am just covering the very basics of it:

The music presented here is folk music. Folk music, meaning that is is simple and that common people could play and listen. It is generally very traditional, sticking to very simple instruments, the Khaen, bells and vocals, storytelling. It is a national past time and can be found to be played in very rural areas. (Assuming: I believe that the music style is Southern Lao, due to the clothes worn)

In terms of Classical, in Western perspectives, it means that it is highly defined and played by professionals and played at royal settings. This includes many Lao and Thai/Khmer instruments that is orchestrated for celebrations and at royal courts. A whole orchestra like this is very hard to find, as many have passed on and people have forgotten to play since 1975 when the Kingdom fell into the Communist. (The music played is a Vientiane-Luang Prabang (Northern-Central Lao classical music.)

Now in recent times, when Western influences began to become prominent, you can tell that in this piece, it is very modern. Guitars and electric pianos are being used. It is considered “Country Music” in Thailand, and is both very popular and widely played and performed in today’s world.

(Music is performed by Lao Essan people (Thailand’s Northeast region), but the song itself is from the Southern region from the city, “Salavan”)

Posted on 19th Sep at 5:54 PM, with 6 notes

hmongxperience:

Queen Khamphoui of Laos. She was the last Queen of Laos and may have died in the Seminar camps during her “re-education” in NE Laos along with her husband.

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