Forn Poothai

Thai Dances at Sala Rim Naam

Bangkok, August 6, 2001

Poothai is the name of a Thai tribe in the north-eastern part of the country. This dance is usually performed in the festive occasions of the Poothai. It is danced in accordance with the tune of music whose orchestra consists fo a Glong-ching (a tribal drum of the Poothai) accompanied by various other drums and blow pipes. Among the musical instruments "Glong-ching" is the most important because it sets the tempo of the dance. Moreover, the beater of "Glong-ching" can display many interesting tricks in beating the drum.

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