Thai Music : Thailand music is shining example of cultural evolution through the centuries in the history of Thailand. The music of Thailand calms the mind and satiates the soul. Thailand music owes its origins to its giant Asian neighbors- China and India. The influence of the two countries are distinct in every aspect of traditional Thai music. Contemporary Thai music is heavily influenced by North American musical trends. European musical instruments are widely used in Thai popular music. The popular traditional music of Thailand include famous audible variants like luk thung and mor lam.
... The traditional Thai music was purely oral in culture.The traditional music of Thailand have no written notationalstyles. The music is also comparatively new when compared toits counterparts in Asia. Thai music is assumed to be not morethan 600 years old. The first historical evidence of Thaimusic was found during the reign of the Ayuthaya kingdomsaround the 14th century. The development of Thai classicalmusic reached its nadir during the Bangkok period of Thaihistory. Music flourished in Thailand during the 18th century.Contemporary Thai music is a harmonious blend of the oldand the new genres of music.
Thai Art :There are 7 periods and themes about Thailand Thai art during the past 2000years.The common Thai art national themes or influences are: Prehistoric art, Indianisation art, either imported or made locally but influenced byIndian themes, Mon art in Thailand, Khmer art from both the pre Angkor and Angkor Empire periods,[ the themes and subject matter of which extended beyond the politicalEmpire ], Sukhothai style art, Ayutthaya style art, and Bangkok [ Rattanakosin ] style art.
... Traditional Thai art is primarily composed of Buddhist art. TraditionalThai sculpture almost exclusively depicts images of the Buddha. TraditionalThai paintings usually consist of book illustrations, and painted ornamentation ofbuildings such as palaces and temples.