Thai Pipat Ensemble

When I lived in Thailand, I heard a lot of incredible music for "Pipat Band", but there are very few decent videos on YouTube. This is one. The group is missing the wailing Phi Nai wind instrument that's usually included, but that makes it easier to hear the other instruments in this case. There are some virtuosos here, especially on Ranat (wooden xylophone — there's more than one kind), and the guy on the Khong Wong Yai (gong circle) is no slouch either. It's almost six minutes, but stick it out for the solos! And if you listen a bunch of times you will begin to make out the patterns.

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