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  1. khenenoun

    A traditional musical instrument of Laos, being a type of bamboo mouth organ.

    Etymology: From ແຄນ.

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  1. Khene

    The khene is a mouth organ of Lao origin whose pipes, which are usually made of bamboo, are connected with a small, hollowed-out hardwood reservoir into which air is blown, creating a sound similar to that of the violin. Today associated with the Lao of Laos and Northeast Thailand, similar instruments date back to the Bronze Age of Southeast Asia. In Cambodia, it is used among the ethnic Lao population of the province of Stung Treng and is used in lakhon ken, a Cambodian dance drama genre that features the khene as the premiere instrument. The most interesting characteristic of the khene is its free reed, which is made of brass or silver. It is related to Western free-reed instruments such as the harmonium, concertina, accordion, harmonica, and bandoneon, which were developed beginning in the 18th century from the Chinese sheng, a related instrument, a specimen of which had been carried to St. Petersburg, Russia. The khene uses a pentatonic scale in one of two modes, each mode having three possible keys. The khaen has five different lai, or modes: Lai Yai, Lai Noi, Lai Soutsanaen, Lai Po Sai, and Lai Soi. Lai Po Sai is considered to be the oldest of the Lai Khaen and Lai Soutsanaen the "Father of the Lai Khaen." Khaen can be played as a solo instrument, as part of an ensemble, or as an accompaniment to a Lao or Isan Folk Opera Singer mor lam.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of khene in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of khene in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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