The Kean is a Lao music, for some of us it might be unheard of that this used to be the instrument of choice in courtship rituals. It was commonly used by a young man to serenade by playing the Kean music. The Kean is still a part of our Lao tradition, it is often played at special events such as baci ceremonies, births, funerals, homecoming, house-warming and any festive events. I was fortunate enough to hear one demonstrated by the Kean master. He is blinded and extremely talented.