Let’s Write a Song, the Words are Like a Poem

Yesterday we learned about the Laotian and northeastern Thai form of traditional music called “Mor lam.” In the form, a singer will create an improvised song consisting of Laotian glawn poetry, interacting playfully with the audience. Improvising a song is scary! In class, though, sometimes we work up our confidence and take a leap. In this video we start with a Laotian mor lam melody, a nugget of an idea of a topic for a song, and we…try.

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