Khamu bamboo mouth harp

Khamu hroong (thaleu) (single mouth harp)

The Khamu have a variety of mouth harps, the most common is made from bamboo and is shaped like the Cambodian instrument with a long handle. Both have the tongue recessed when viewed from the playing side with a thin strip stretching under  the frame at the thinner end of the tongue to allow freer vibrations. Whereas the Cambodian mouth harp has a flat tip, that of the Khamu instrument is pointed.

Khamu player Chiang Khong

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