Singing for the Gods

10 images Created 25 Jan 2016

HAINANESE OPERA IN THAILAND

Opera troupes from Hainanese descent play Chinese opera repertoire in Buddhist temples in Thailand.
Plays are a gift to God, the spirit and the audience. Rich worshippers pay for the performances.
The singers often appear in front of a narrow audience. The tradition is disapearing and young Thais of Hainanese descent don't want to learn this popular form of art anymore.
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