The music of Thailand reflects its geographic position at the intersection of China and India, and reflects trade routes that have historically included Persia, Africa, Greece and Rome. Thai musical instruments are varied and reflect ancient influence from far afield - including the klong thap and khim (Persian origin), the jakhe (Indian origin), the klong jin(Chinese origin), and the klong kaek (Indonesian origin). Though Thailand was never colonized by colonial powers, pop music and other forms of modern AsianEuropean andAmerican music have become extremely influential. The two most popular styles of traditional Thai music are luk thung and mor lam; the latter in particular has close affinities with the Music of Laos.
myanmar -As with all currently available recordings of Myanmar (Burmese) music, this album features members of an outstanding professional, government-sponsored troupe playing both ensemble and solo pieces. Related to this is Hsaing Waing of Myanmar, World Music Library, KICC 5162, which also includes both ensemble and solo examples.