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Isan Music of Laos with Chamni Sripraram

september, 2022

sat17sep12:00 PMsat12:45 PM12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Isan Music of Laos with Chamni Sripraram

Event Details

Chamni Sripraram will play the Khaen (a free-reed mouth organ) and will be joined by a guest artist from TCFAI playing the hammered dulcimer! Several NIU students from the Thai Music Ensemble will join with percussion/the rhythmic section. Isan music is performed in northeast Thailand and in Laos and is of Lao origin.

Chamni is an adjunct professor teaching “Music of Southeast Asia” and “Music of Thailand” courses and directing the Thai Music Ensemble at NIU. He has extensive experience serving Thai and Asian American communities in the U.S. He was the President for Thai Cultural and Fine Arts Institute (TCFAI) in Chicago, and has been TCFAI’s artistic director since its establishment, teaching Thai classical and folk music to Asian-American students and engaging in outreach programs promoting Thai culture through music and dance.

This performance is part of the library’s 8 Countries in 1 Day event and will take place in the main lobby. All are welcome! This performance is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

For additional information, please contact Samantha at [email protected] or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 1701.



(Saturday) 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM


Main Lobby


Samantha Hathaway