Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Khmer rock revival seeks new audience

Khmer rock revival seeks new audience
By Sarah Cuddon

Chhom Nimol fronts the LA-based Khmer rock band Dengue Fever
Decades after Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge silenced the sound of Westernised music in Cambodia, the little-known 60s genre "Khmer rock" is finding new fans.
Khmer rock is the sound of the West meeting the East in the 1960s - a mixture of US surf guitar music, early rock and doo-wop mixed with Cambodian traditional instruments.


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