It is also popular in many other countries. In order to understand the lifestyle of Thai people, it is a good idea to get to know and enjoy music of Thailand. The sound of Thailand is just simply amazing.
Thai music can give a listener insight into Thai Buddhist nature. It offers rhythm and melody of high quality. Thai musical instruments have continued to exist in Thailand along with western musical instruments. It is the uniqueness of these instruments that constantly attract foreigners and non-Thai speaking people.
Traditional Thai music is passed on by masters to their pupils. In Thailand, theses masters are extremely learned and well versed in Thai culture. In Thai society, the masters are highly regarded and are considered to be custodians of Thai culture and heritage.
Unfortunately for traditional Thai music and Thailand, the youth are not interested in traditional Thai music because of influence from western culture. However, efforts are being made in Thailand to preserve and revive interest in traditional Thai music.
Bussakorn, a renowned master in traditional Thai music, has suggested to the government of Thailand to make Thai music a compulsory course in schools and college rather than an optional one. Even countries like Trinidad and Tobago and Norway are doing their bit to preserve traditional Thai music. Thai music is taught to Norwegian students in an exchange program between Thailand and Norway.