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The Music of the Hmong People of Laos

The Music of the Hmong People of Laos

Bua Xou Mua (1915–2013) was a Hmong spiritual leader, village chief, and musician. He was known for his recitation of the Hmong oral epic and playing of the gaeng (bamboo mouth organ). Born in Ban Whoi Na, Laos, Mua immigrated to the United States in 1978. Settling in Portland, Oregon, he became a teacher and leader in the Hmong community. In 1985, Mua was named a National Heritage Fellow for his efforts at presenting and preserving the cultural traditions of the Hmong. This recording of traditional Hmong music and song is from his appearance at the 1991 Dallas Folk Festival.

Track Listing

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Qeej Kawm Ntawv (Gaeng School Song) Boua Xou Mua 9:40
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102
Lug Txaj Sib Dleev (Courtship Song by Lee Mua - Love Song) Boua Xou Mua 9:48
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Lug Txaj Ua Nyaab (Courtship Song by Boua Xou Mua - The Way Of Becoming A Wife) Boua Xou Mua 6:57
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104
Tsaaj Stsaws - Dja Njer - Love Song (Fipple Flute) Boua Xou Mua 2:03
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105
Tsaaj Nplaim - Dja Mblai (Free Reed Flute) Boua Xou Mua 1:11
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106
Tsnuab Nplooj - Dzua Blaung (Leaf) Boua Xou Mua 1:39
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107
Ncaas Nja (Jew's Harp) Boua Xou Mua 2:54
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108
Zaaj Tshoob - Ceeb Toom Nam Txiv (Announcement To The Parents Of The Groom) Boua Xou Mua 4:10
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Zaaj Tshoob - Qeb Tsoog Tuam Ntsaa (Announcement To The Parents Of The Bride) Boua Xou Mua 6:40
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110
Qeej Nqug Rooj (Gaeng Evening Song: Pull The Table) Boua Xou Mua 7:18
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111
Qeej Taag Mo (Gaeng Midnight Song) Boua Xou Mua 5:47
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Tsaaj Ntsaws - Tsi Teb Tsaws Chaw (Refugee Song) Boua Xou Mua 1:38
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