UCLA Ethnomusicology World Music Instrument Collection - Thailand

Instruments of Thailand

The Thailand collection has 76 pieces. It was restored in 2015 and is now used for a Music of Thailand class. One ranaad ek (principal xylophone) was owned by the famous Thai composer and musician Luang Pradit Phairoh. The restored instruments were honored in a wai khruu ceremony held at UCLA in 2017.

UCLA's Music of Thailand Ensemble flourishes after a 30 year hiatus
"Adjunct assistant professor Supeena Insee Adler revived UCLA’s Music of Thailand Ensemble after spending 100 hours refurbishing decayed Thai instruments..."
The Waikhruu Ritual
On March 11 and 12, 2017, the UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology will host a historic two-day Thai waikhruu ritual event in the Jan Popper Theater that will be a great opportunity for admirers of world music and of Thai arts and culture.
Restoring Thai musical instruments strengthens ties between UCLA and community
Long after UCLA students left Schoenberg Hall for the day during winter 2015, Supeena Insee Adler was still working well into the night there, repairing old Thai musical instruments — some of them broken — that had been left unused, covered with cobwebs and forgotten since 1985. In 2014, Adler, a classical Thai musician and