Main Article Content
This qualitative research was aimed at 1) studying characteristics and factors that affecting the persistence of Kan Truem folk music, and 2) studying developmental guidelines in order to persisting of Kan Truem folk music. Employing persisting cultural concepts, the concept of adaptation, the concept of cultural change and the concept of cultural transmission as guidelines as well as employing Qualitative Research methodology for documents analysis. The research data collecting from observation, interviewing, investigation, documents’ collecting, field studying from Kan Truem source cultural. The data was deciphering and present in Qualitative analysis.
Finding were as follows:
The characteristics of Kan Truem music originated from Tum Mong music according to its relationship of the appeared local dialect and literature .Currently, the tradition music has developed into applied music in response to social change The factors that affecting the persistence of Kan Truem folk music consists of 6 factors 1) politics 2) social change 3) cultural change 4) economic change 5) educational change, and 6) inheritance and transmission were engaged with capitalist according to globalization. Due to retain the retention of Kan Truem music composed of 7 issues: 1) handed-down to younger generation according to their interests 2) renovation or modification the learned traditional music to contemporary music 3) enhancing people acquaint with the music 4) in academic level, educational institution agencies enhancing inheritance and transmission 5) dedication supporting transmission to younger generation 6) supporting the existence of Thai-Khmer ethnic dialect, and 7) arranging promotion as well as up-level the arts to competition stage.
Business music is one important factor for Kan Truem survival, develop the style of music, support and promote for music activities, arrange the contest sessions, create job and revenue for security and stability of musician in order to persist the creation of Thai-Khmer ethnic dialect music and conserve for younger generation as well.