Asian music has always been bound to its philosophy, with both being invariably symbolic in their nature and their focus on stability. This stability is evident in the way in which the sound has remained similar throughout the ages, with Chinese music dating back as far as the third millennium B.C! This is not to say that Asian music hasn’t developed at all. Though the sounds may appear extremely similar to the foreign ear, there are subtle differences in style that can be indicative of the dynasty or region that the music originated.
Folkloric traditions are also prominent throughout Asia. Archaeological discoveries in China have dated folk music back several thousand years and Thailand boasts three types of folk music. These different types are all indicative of the region or period that the music comes from. Thai country music is known as ‘Luk Thung’ and developed in the mid-20th century, whilst ‘Mor Lam’ and ‘Kantrum’ are more region specific.
So take some time this Sunday to chill out with Just Love Travel to some authentic Asian music.0