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Southeast Asia's kaleidoscope of sounds

With Asean economic integration around the corner, now is an ideal time to find out about the musical styles of neighbouring countries

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The Asean Economic Community (AEC) is due to open the markets of 10 countries in Southeast Asia in 2015 and much has been written about how best to prepare to take advantage of the opportunities the economic union will bring. 

Cai luong—a unique operetta style from Vietnam.

Like the Thai government, I suppose that each government is preparing information on the different countries. I have seen several pamphlets on the 10 different countries and not one mentions music or art. One pamphlet on Thailand just mentions khon dance as the sole music and dance style, and yet Thailand has so much more to offer, as indeed, do all the other countries.

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