“Songs of Memory”, Preserving Culture in the Golden Triangle

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One of the tribes in the Golden TriangleThe Golden Triangle refers to the rugged mountain region of Southeast Asia that encompasses portions of Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. This region supplied the majority of the world’s opium and heroin until early this century. Over 130 unique tribes live in the area, with surprisingly intact cultures. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports that a new exhibit at the East West Center explores how these cultures are rooted in music.

 

“Songs of Memory: Music and Ceremony of Highland Southeast Asia” Akha mouth harp used in courtingruns through September 9th at the East West Center Gallery.

For more on thie exhibit: http://arts.eastwestcenter.org/

Find more work by Victoria Vorreiter at http://tribalmusicasia.com/

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