Laos country songs and constructing modernity

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Piyawan Kanthong


This research was to examine the constructing modernity in Lao country songs. Research result showed that constructing modernity in Lao country songs could be divided into 3 issues as follows: communication technology, vehicle and urban society. This article demonstrated cultural diversity that affected Lao people today. The Laos country songs were a space for presenting a contemporary culture, popularity and acceptation of Lao society. Although modernity may be modified by the age but there was a unique, outstanding and changes based on the flow of culture.


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Kanthong, P. (2019). Laos country songs and constructing modernity. Wiwitwannasan Journal of Language and Culture, 2(2), 13–33. Retrieved from
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