The Strategic Plan for Preservation and Promotion on the Southern Folk Art in the Area of Songkhal Lake Basin

Korarit Nilvanich, Manop Wisuttipat


This research aims to study the properties, the purpose and the significance of folklore arts. Also, aims to study the conception of the folklore artists for preservation and promotion of folklore performances. This research applied the application of ethnographic study for collecting field data and organizes academic conferences. Academic conferences gather the notions of personals from different authorities to form a strategic plan. Participants of which, are the local citizens that locate on the basin of Songklha lake. The primary survey has found that, there were variety performances of folk. However, the researchers will study for 4 categories includings: Shadow play (Nang Talung), Manora Performance, Thai folk music, and LikayHulu. Each genre showcases fine attributes and unique purpose of Its own. The arts express the dwelling of locals, politics, top ographical terrain and etc. Furthermore, the artists suggest the objectives of preservation and promotion of folklore performances. The expectancy of this research is to inherit the inestimable arts of folklore performance to the future generation. The hosting of the academic conference, for strategic planning, is through the contribution of folklore artists and personals from different organizations. Elementary schools, high schools, the secondary education service area office, universities, children and juvenile training center office 9, Songklha’s cultural office, Songklha Rajabhat University’s cultural office, Nang Talung and Manoraperformance training center, Songklha Province administrative organization and students all get in the act of brainstorming, analyzing and criticizing. The aftermaths of the conference are to form a strategic plan on promotion and preservation of folklore arts across the Songklha lake basin areas.

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