Lam ploen (or lam pleun) is a genre of Laotian music, deriving from Iser theater traditions.[clarification needed] Since the 1960s and 1970s, lam ploen has become increasingly successful as a popular song genre, divorced from the theater and with the influence of luk thung singing styles.
- Terry E. Miller, "Laos, 6:Relationship With Musics of North-East Thailand". The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Macmillan, 2001.
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