Khen be - unique musical instrument of Thai people in Nghia Lo
- Friday, January 27, 2023
YBO - For the Thai ethnic minority group in Muong Lo, Nghia Lo town, Yen Bai province, Khen be (a raft-shaped khen) is a unique musical instrument that is indispensable in weddings, Lunar New Year (Tet) holidays, or spring festivals.
Artisan Lo Van Bien is blowing khen be.
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