Chapey, traditional Cambodian musical instrument, makes UNESCO list.

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Re: Chapey, traditional Cambodian musical instrument, makes UNESCO list.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Mon May 22, 2017 2:37 pm

Plugging in the classical chapey

During the week, 36-year-old Long Borarith throws on a suit and heads to his day job at the National Bank of Cambodia. On the weekends, though, he can be found in a dusty workshop near the CTN TV station, where he devotes his time to his passion – turning the chapey, Cambodia’s traditional two-stringed long-neck guitar, up to 11.

Yes, after more than a millennium in existence, the chapey has finally gone electric...


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Re: Chapey, traditional Cambodian musical instrument, makes UNESCO list.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:16 am

Chapei musician and singer Ouch Savy adds a modern touch to tradition.

August 24, 2018
Killing them softly with her voice
Ouch Savy is the female protégé of master chapei player Kong Nay. According to worldmusiccentral.org she is one of the new generation of chapei musicians “who are at the beginning of an emerging musical awareness that could come to rival imported karaoke and pop”.

But Savy has decided to come out of her comfort zone to collaborate with Haaland both in Cambodia and Norway.

Recalling her stint in Norway and performing with the full Ingolv Haaland and Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra on Norwegian state TV, she told the Meta House audience, “I want to put traditional and modern music together and want the world to know about Cambodia. I want to do something people haven’t heard before.”
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:27 am

Ouch Savy, playing the chapei, informally with friends...
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:16 am

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Meanwhile, the biggest Chapei Dang Veng made from plastic bottles is being put on display at a pagoda in Siem Reap province to mark the two-year anniversary of the traditional Khmer guitar being recognised as an intangible cultural heritage by Unesco.

Riem Monisilong, an artist who made the plastic Chapei Dang Veng, said yesterday that he spent one month to complete it and it will be displayed at Wat Bo.He said 6,000 plastic bottles were used to make the guitar, most of them collected from hotels, as well as 16,000 plastic straws which he collected from coffee shops.

“The Chapei Dang Veng is 6.5 meters long,” he said. “It has already been brought to the pagoda where a show will be put on to mark the Unesco listing.”

Mr Monisilong added that he constructed the plastic guitar to raise awareness amongst the public over recycling.

“I hope that this Chapei Dang Veng will send a message to everyone to reduce using plastic and to manage rubbish properly,” he said.

The guitar is being displayed during the Chapei Dang Veng Festival, co-organised by the Cambodian Living Arts and the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts at the Heritage Hub in Siem Reap province from November 30 to December 2.
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