Sanu Wao Isan by Ajahn Moo Sanu Sawan

Featuring Arjan Moo Sanu Sawan, showing the traditional way to make and play Sanu Wao Isaan, creating sound from this almost forgotten instrument of Isaan culture.

The history of Sanu Woa began with local Isaan ‘Rain stopping’ belief for rice post-harvest period, after Loy Krathong. Isan people traditionally used Sanu Wao as a symbolic instrument to pray to their rice field guardian angel. Therefore, playing with Sanu Wao during rainy season is forbidden because Isan people believe that bad karma can occur to their crops when a dry season starts. Unfortunately, Sanu Wao culture and craftsmanship has faded over time, and it is rare to find the original maker nowadays.

Molam Village
Where
Molam Village
Time
14:00-15:00,
Dec 15
Where
Molam Village
Time
17:00-18:00,
Dec 15
Where
Molam Village
Time
14:00-15:00,
Dec 16
Where
Molam Village
Time
17:00-18:00,
Dec 16
Where
Molam Village
Time
14:00-15:00,
Dec 17
Where
Molam Village
Time
17:00-18:00,
Dec 17

Featuring Arjan Moo Sanu Sawan, showing the traditional way to make and play Sanu Wao Isaan, creating sound from this almost forgotten instrument of Isaan culture.

The history of Sanu Woa began with local Isaan ‘Rain stopping’ belief for rice post-harvest period, after Loy Krathong. Isan people traditionally used Sanu Wao as a symbolic instrument to pray to their rice field guardian angel. Therefore, playing with Sanu Wao during rainy season is forbidden because Isan people believe that bad karma can occur to their crops when a dry season starts. Unfortunately, Sanu Wao culture and craftsmanship has faded over time, and it is rare to find the original maker nowadays.