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Situated between the Middle East, Africa, and China; the nations of South Asia have a unique vantage point being surrounded by a vast ocean of cultures, which mingle and pass through their countries. These interactions and have inspired and been influenced the societies surrounding them. From the island nation of the Maldives to the interior country of Afghanistan, music is expressed in term of absorption of outside traditions and expressions of national identity.
A general musical division exists between the urban and rural areas of Southeast Asia. Urban centres comprise the islands of Java and Bali and places in ThailandLaosCambodiaand Myanmarwhere big ensembles of gong families play for court and state ceremonies. Rural areas include other islands and remote places, where smaller ensembles and solo instruments play a simpler music for village feasts, curing ceremonies, and daily activities.
East Asia can be viewed as one of the big four among the generally urban, literate cultural areas of the world. Around each of these major regional cultures one can find many satellite musical systems known as national forms. In most cases, the fundamental musical concepts of such national forms reflect the basic ideals of the cultural core. Its documents on music theory from the 18th to the 20th century combine South and East Asian concepts with indigenous insights.
The success is already translated into a multimillion-dollar profit that is energising the Thai music industry. The original idea was crafted by a Japanese producer, Yasushi Akimoto, who formed AKB48, which consisted of 48 Japanese girls who performed in a theatre in Akihabara. Ranging from music, fashion to manga, Japan had led the cultural trends in the region, now with Haruki Murakami staying on top as a Japanese cultural icon.
It also regularly engages other countries in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. A major partner of Shanghai Cooperation OrganisationASEAN maintains a global network of alliances and dialogue partners and is considered by many as a global powerhouse,   the central union for cooperation in Asia-Pacificand a prominent and influential organization. It is involved in numerous international affairs, and hosts diplomatic missions throughout the world.
Muslims can be found in all mainland countries, but the most significant populations are in southern Thailand and western Burma Arakan. The Cham people of central Vietnam and Cambodia are also Muslim. Islam is the state religion in Malaysia and Brunei.
Southeast Asia is comprised of ten countries. Additionally, regional and comparative studies often distinguish between highland and lowland peoples, the diversity of ethnic groupings, and urban and rural populations. Others stress dominant and minority religions, a history of trade, former kingdoms, and European colonization in investigations of musical similarities and differences.
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