Thai yodeling...

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Thai yodeling...

Post by Vital Spark » Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:03 pm

We have parties going on all around us tonight - thankfully not close enough to be a nuisance - and it sounds like everyone is having a good time. Can anyone tell me the significance of the strange yodeling that Thais do? I can just hear a crooner, possibly singing a folk song, and then some random yodeling thrown into the mix. Is it part of the song, or to wake everyone up? :?

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Re: Thai yodeling...

Post by PeteC » Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:32 am

It's associated with Issan and Lao music VS. The history or meaning of it in a song I'm not sure about. Pete :cheers:
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Re: Thai yodeling...

Post by migrant » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:35 am

If they are doing karaoke it could be the strangling of the singer...
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Re: Thai yodeling...

Post by Nereus » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:29 am

migrant wrote:
Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:35 am
If they are doing karaoke it could be the strangling of the singer...
One can always hope! :rasta:
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Re: Thai yodeling...

Post by VincentD » Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:23 pm

Normally heard just before a wedding procession is about to start off... one 'yodeler', everyone else responds.. Usually three times..
Also, during celebrations, the Thai version of 'Cheers!' Similar to the Chinese 'Yam Seng' style.. :cheers:
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