Pena Phamshak – Men’s Ballad

Pena Phamshak – Men’s Ballad


Pena Phamsak becomes popular during the reign of King Chanrakirti (1850-1886). Pena Phamsak has been performed by a male Aseiba (performer) with one or two Khonbangba (accompanist). The contexts sung by Aseiba (Pena Singer) are the stories of Kings and Legends. In a Pena Phamsak, a bit of theatrical elements can be defined. These elements are express through music, song, dialogue, physical gestures and the set and properties. The performance is traditionally done by a solo performer, though Pena Phaibak (duet) performance is held in rare case.

Number of Performers: 2 or 4
Duration: 30 min & more