Laon Laon is a program of cooperation among Music Research Centers in Asia. It is a platform, a venue for music research centers in Asia to converge and interact.
Laón-Laón is committed at preserving in whatever way traditional practice through various forms of cooperative endeavors.
As the world grows smaller and smaller, inter-dependence among peoples becomes even more acute. The disparity of conditions brought in different parts of the globe need to be mitigated. In Asia, post-colonial times have brought about different conditions by which countries and nation-states found themselves coping with various levels of reality - in economy, politics, and culture.
In the field of cultural preservation, such reality is manifested in different forms, mainly brought about by the various national agendae in culture and the arts. While each country has its own program, there exists no forum by which all these efforts are known to one another. With the age of technology, there should be greater effort not only in knowing what each other is doing but also in renewing ties with the musics, practices, and cultures especially those that share common heritages.
It is in this regard that a forum be established in order to know what the different music research agencies are doing, what they are capable of, the nature and extent of their collection as well as their willingess to share.