Desana Mahachat Melody “Rabam Desana” in Seven Lanna Provinces, Northern Thailand
Ong-art Inthaniwet1, Narongchai Pidokrajt2

1Ong-art Inthaniwet, College of Music, Mahidol University, Thailand.
2Narongchai Pidokrajt, College of Music, Mahidol University, Thailand.
Manuscript received on 15 February 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 06 March 2019 | Manuscript Published on 08 June 2019 | PP: 529-532 | Volume-7 Issue-5S4, February 2019 | Retrieval Number: E11120275S419/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: The Desana Mahachat Melody comes from a performative text which applies from the specific melody which as an important cultural phenomenon of the seven Lanna Provinces in Northern Thailand. Seven different melodies features identified and analyzed through interviews, documentations, focus group, and interview for 25 respondent and secondary data of historical audio recordings of local religious teachings using the “Rabam Desana” melody style. These results applied to understand about the sustainability of these different melodies within contemporary religious discourse in Northern Thailand.
Keywords: Desana Mahachat Melody, Lanna Provinces, Northern Thailand, Rabam Desana.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences