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Prayoon Yomyiam (30 August 1933 – 20 November 2010) was a renowned Thai folk singer who gained widespread recognition for her mastery of the traditional music genre known as “lament.” She was particularly associated with the performing group Lamtad Mae Prayoon. In recognition of her outstanding contributions to the field, she was bestowed the title of National Artist in Performing Arts in 1994 by the Thai government.

Prayoon Yomyiam‘s expertise and dedication to the traditional music form earned her a place of prominence in Thai culture. She was instrumental in preserving and promoting the rich heritage of Lamtat music. Her performances resonated with audiences, and her commitment to the genre made her an icon in the world of folk music.

In a tribute to her enduring legacy, Google honored Prayoon Yomyiam on her 85th birthday in 2018 with a special Google Doodle, acknowledging her significant impact on Thai cultural heritage and her influence as a folk singer. Her contributions to the traditional arts continue to inspire and captivate audiences, leaving an indelible mark on the music scene in Thailand and beyond.

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