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Khmer Rock

PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:54 pm
by Neil Foxlee

PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:33 am
by uiwangmike
If I may say so, not to be missed, though like all R4 music progs, it was far too short. There’s just a snatch of a beautiful version of Hey Jude by the leading male singer Sim (or Sin) Sisamuth, who I see is well represented on Youtube.

http://biglemoi.free.fr/Pages/Cambodian ... p-ENG.html

I also found this 2005 item about the revival of Khmer pop by Dengue Fever.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/f ... 511348.stm

Film doc on Cambodian Rock

PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:17 pm
by Lucky Cat Zoe
Check out this site:
http://www.cambodianrock.com/
This docuemntary film on the same subject looks amazing, you can view the trailer here. Not sure when it will be available and whether it will get DVD distribution deal. Thanks for posting about the radio doc I enjoyed it, some wonderful sounds. Though I agree it could have been longer and more than just snippets of music could've been heard.

Re: Khmer Rock

PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 4:19 pm
by Jarlath
Neil Foxlee wrote:http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00lrv50


Programme was repeated today on BBC Radio 4Extra and will be available to listen to again for the next 6 days. The original link will take you to the right page

"Robin Denselow tells the story of Cambodia's rock and roll stars who emerged during the late 1960s with a new sound known as Khmer Rock. Under Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge, almost all these singers and musicians were killed, but they are still revered by Cambodians today."