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Exploring Cambodian Traditional Music

Exploring Cambodian Traditional Music” accompanies the listeners to a virtual journey to the undiscovered and fascinating world of Cambodian traditional music. The exploration of different Khmer traditional genres consists of four episodes dedicated to wedding music (phleng kar), music for the spirits (phleng arak) and music accompanying popular theatre (lakhon bassac and lakhon yike’). Most of the data and music recordings played in these episodes have been collected during my fieldwork research in different areas of Cambodia.

- Francesca Billeri, PhD Candidate at SOAS

Episode 1: “Phleng Kar” Traditional Wedding Music