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April 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Lotus joins FAR Center for Contemporary Arts and IU Southeast Asian and ASEAN Studies to present an evening with Thailand’s Sin-Isan. Sin-Isan performs Northeastern Thai music and dance. The Isan region in northern Thailand has its own distinct culture and language. Considered the “rice bowl” of Thailand, Isan shares important heritage with neighbors Cambodia and Laos. Based in the Mahasarakham University’s College of Music and led by Dean Komkrich Karen, Sin-Isan presents classical Thai folk in an ensemble performing a wide variety of Thai music and dance. Sin-Isan is a frequent winner of national music competitions, including most recently the Thailand Ministry of Tourism and Sports’ 2018 Folk Music Competition.