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Banyen Rakkaen has long been renowned in the mor lam scene — and now she's being named a National Artist

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Banyen Rakkaen doesn't take credit when credit isn't due. Sometimes believed to be the first mor lam artist to ever appear on national TV, the "Queen of mor lam" is quick to rectify the matter. 

Banyen Rakkaen’s name is synonymous with high quality folk music.

"No, I wasn't the first mor lam performer to make an appearance on TV. There were many before me," she said.

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