Phleng phuea chiwit
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|Phleng phuea chiwit|
|Stylistic origins||Folk, Thai music, rock, luk thung|
|Cultural origins||1973, Thailand|
|Typical instruments||Vocal - Guitar - Bass - Drums - and occasional use of Keyboard - Harmonica - Percussion - Violin - Piano - Thai instruments|
|1973 Thai popular uprising - Luk thung|
Phleng phuea chiwit (Thai: เพลงเพื่อชีวิต [pʰleːŋ pʰɯː tɕʰiːwit̚]; lit. "Songs for Life") describes to Thai folk music, strongly influenced by elements of Western folk and rock music with a protest theme mainly centred around the hardship of working-class people. The term Phleng phuea chiwit (Songs for Life) was from "Art for life" or "Literature for life" that is literature on the life and society, while Phleng phuea chiwit era flourishing in 1970s also known as "Jewel of the literature of life".
The music scene in Thailand immediately before phleng phuea chiwit. formerly refers to meaning of the lyrics of people with a protest theme mainly centred around the hardship of working-class people. phleng phuea chiwit was origins after events on October 14, 1973 was inspired for a new genre after the event. October 14, 1973 the earliest phleng pheua chiwit band was called Caravan, and they were at the forefront of a movement for democracy. In 1976, police and right wing activists attacked students at Thammasat University; Caravan, along with other bands and activists, fled for the rural hills. There, Caravan continued playing music for local farmers was beginning to use the Thai language vocal as well as the rise of protest Caravan was released their albums Khon Kap Khwai (Man and Buffalo, 1975) and Amerikan Antarai (American Dangerous, 1976), Inspired by American protest song (such as Bob Dylan).
In the 1980s, phleng pheua chiwit were influenced by rock music, such as Hammer, Pongsit Kamphee, Pongthep Kradonchamnan and Carabao, that gained popularity in 1980s. While many artist of the 1990s influenced by genres such as Luk thung, Traditional Thai music and Reggae including Indochine, Kon Darn Kwean, Maleehuana, Hope Family, Noo-Miter, Jaran Manopetch, Katorn, Zu Zu and Su Boonleang. though a rock artists influenced by Phleng phuea chiwit genre such as Palaphol Pholkongseng, Thanapol "Suea" Intharit and Sib Lor (led by Hugo).
Phleng pheua chiwit typically incorporates elements of Western as well as Thai folk ballads, more rhythmic Thai styles such as samcha, molam and luk thung, and occasionally elements of Thai classical music as well. More recently, elements of reggae, ska and Latin music have found their way into the genre as well. As for the instrumentation, early phleng pheua chiwit was generally in a more folk style, with acoustic instruments, while later versions often more rock-style arrangements, with electric guitars, bass and drums. Many artists also use Thai instruments such as the phin, wut, khluay, and saw. and some Phleng phuea chiwit artists was inspired from Western musician include Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Simon & Garfunkel and Neil Young.
- Forlifethailand.com (Thai)