northern thailand hilltribes - jeffrey warner - lisu headman with guitar watching traditional dance

It was the 2016 ethnic Lisu new year celebration in northern Thailand’s Doi Lan village. … This community’s headman took a break from leading the traditional dancing, while watching others continue with this sacred multi-day cultural celebration. … Scenes such as this, which have endured for generations, are becoming evermore rare. As this traditional music and dancing, as well as the community cohesion it cultivates, are being replaced with karaoke machines and smart phone obsession.