Music Among Ethnic Minorities in Southeast Asia

  • Håkan Lundström
Part of the Springer Handbooks book series (SHB)


In the countries of mainland Southeast Asia there are several ethnic minority groups, particularly in the mountainous inland and in forest areas. There is much variation between the customs of these peoples but it is also possible to see similarities on a metalevel. In this chapter strong traits in the village-based music culture of the ethnic minorities are presented, in some cases on purely historical grounds. These traits are in many cases paralleled in the tradition of the majority peoples. Against this background follows a discussion on musical change and matters of sustainability.


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  • Håkan Lundström
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  1. 1.Inter Arts CenterLund UniversityLundSweden

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