Pongsri Woranuch

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Pongsri Woranuch
Born 1939
Genres luk thung

Pongsri Woranuch (Thai: ผ่องศรี วรนุช; rtgsPhongsi Woranut) is a Thai musician. She first became a star in the 1950s with the orchestra of Suraphon Sombatjalern, practicing music in the style of luk thung. Soon she became the first singer to be called "queen of luk thung".[1] Woranut melded the style of traditional Thai folk music to music from outside the region, including various genres of East Asian music, Latin American music, and American country music and film music. Alongside Suraphon Sombatjalern, she is considered one of the most important of this genre's practitioners.[2] In 1992, she became the second luk thung artist awarded the title of Thai National Artist.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jaiser, Gerhard (2012). Thai Popular Music (Thai Popular Culture Volume I). Bangkok: White Lotus. p. 32. ISBN 978-974-480-186-9. 
  2. ^ John Clewley, Thailand. The Rough Guide to World Music, 2nd ed., 2000, v.2, p. 245.
  3. ^ Jaiser, Gerhard (2012). Thai Popular Music (Thai Popular Culture Volume I). Bangkok: White Lotus. p. 32. ISBN 978-974-480-186-9.