Modern Cambodian music

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Modern Cambodian music

Post by helgie » Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:40 pm

Hey, guys. I am sorry in advance as I am not pretty sure this is the right forum to place such a topic at, but I hope it's OK.

I would like to visit your wonderful country, but my points of interest are maybe unusual a bit: I would like to learn as much as possible about modern musical trends in Cambodia and would be happy to attend some concerts or even festivals if any. That's why I would greatly appreciate any assistance with the following:
* where are the major clubs located? I do not mean night-clubs, I am not really interested in what we also have here, like modern electronic dancing music etc.
* are there any festivals in Cambodia?
* where can I buy some traditional music instruments?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Modern Cambodian music

Post by thelost » Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:53 am

i would like to help but i don't really know. in fact i'm curious too so i hope there's other posters who know about it.

to me, i feel the traditional music scenes is kind of dead in cambodia. if you want traditional khmer music scenes, from what i have heard/read, go to meung surin in surin province in thailand and ask the locals for directions.
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Post by prahkeitouj » Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:08 pm

I think maybe in ttp

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Post by Jamie_Lambo » Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:43 pm

this is probably more my domain
theres big concerts all the time, free to go and cheep beer,
what kind of clubs do you mean if you dont mean nightclubs? you mean the khmer clubs?
the khmer clubs are good and often have live music but if you dont like dance music you probs wont have a good time

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Post by helgie » Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:16 am

Wow, thanks a lot for your replies, guys!

@thelost

I did not mean something medieval or ancient, I know there used to be a lot of musicians playing Cambodian rock-n-roll and so on. I realize that the majority of them tragically died in the end of 70s, but I know there are some contemporary artists who make covers on that song and write new ones in a very similar manner (i.e. cambodianspaceproject.org).
go to meung surin in surin province in thailand and ask the locals for directions.
Thanks a lot for such a precious piece of advice.
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I am sorry for being so ignorant... What's ttp? :-) TIA

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this is probably more my domain
theres big concerts all the time, free to go and cheep beer
Great news! Thanks!
what kind of clubs do you mean if you dont mean nightclubs? you mean the khmer clubs?
Well, here in Ukraine night-clubs are places where only some recordings are played-back by a couple of DJs or so. And I am interested in some live performances.
the khmer clubs are good and often have live music but if you dont like dance music you probs wont have a good time
Sounds like a challenge though :-) :beer3:
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Post by Jamie_Lambo » Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:21 pm

helgie wrote:
what kind of clubs do you mean if you dont mean nightclubs? you mean the khmer clubs?
Well, here in Ukraine night-clubs are places where only some recordings are played-back by a couple of DJs or so. And I am interested in some live performances.
the khmer clubs are good and often have live music but if you dont like dance music you probs wont have a good time
Sounds like a challenge though :-) :beer3:
got to love Ukrainian music <3 NikitA :OD:
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Post by helgie » Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:45 pm

Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:21 pm
helgie wrote:
what kind of clubs do you mean if you dont mean nightclubs? you mean the khmer clubs?
Well, here in Ukraine night-clubs are places where only some recordings are played-back by a couple of DJs or so. And I am interested in some live performances.
the khmer clubs are good and often have live music but if you dont like dance music you probs wont have a good time
Sounds like a challenge though :-) :beer3:
got to love Ukrainian music <3 NikitA :OD:
You must be kidding :D :D :D
The most known Ukrainian song is 'Carol of the bells' originally called 'Shchedryk'
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Post by LatinGemini » Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:13 am

Thanks for the post. I've been looking for material on modern Cambodia--music, art, politics, pop culture, etc before my trip. Very difficult to find. Most of the books on Amazon focus on the Khmer Rouge, Genocide, war, and tourism. And websites are mostly a miss. All important subjects, but it leaves the impression that Cambodia hasn't moved beyond these tragic events and instead chose to capitalize on them. Before I get hate mail, the keyword is "impression". Yes, modern Cambodia has dramatically changed from years past and its future will continue to be shaped by these events. It will make next weeks trip that more interesting.
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:23 pm

Scene Spirit: The New Punk Uprising In Cambodia
A special look at how a punk and metal scene has risen from the ashes of the country’s dark past.

In order to fully understand and appreciate Cambodia’s new rock scene, it’s necessary to understand a little of the country’s war-torn and poverty-stricken history.

A beautiful yet brief Khmer psychedelic rock scene blossomed from 1967 to 1970 during the Vietnam War, but there has been nothing since, leaving Cambodia a cultural and quite literal ‘scorched earth’, for many years.

From the ashes of the country’s dark past, a rock and metal scene has unexpectedly appeared. Raw and raging bands like Sliten6ix, Doch Chkae and Nightmare A.D., alongside Yab Moung Records - the only alternative record label in Cambodia - are changing the country’s cultural landscape.

As there has never been a rock scene in Cambodia, the young bands have no direct musical influences. However, this doesn’t seem to be holding them back.

“I think television and the internet have helped in pointing me to metal and hardcore music,” says Vantinn Hoern, the singer from Sliten6ix, naming Converge, Darkthrone, Full Of Hell, Electric Wizard and Slipknot as bands he takes inspiration from via YouTube. “But it doesn’t have to be metal, hardcore or punk. Broaden your horizons!”
http://www.kerrang.com/features/scene-s ... -cambodia/

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Post by Jamie_Lambo » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:02 pm

CEOCambodiaNews wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:23 pm
Scene Spirit: The New Punk Uprising In Cambodia
A special look at how a punk and metal scene has risen from the ashes of the country’s dark past.

In order to fully understand and appreciate Cambodia’s new rock scene, it’s necessary to understand a little of the country’s war-torn and poverty-stricken history.

A beautiful yet brief Khmer psychedelic rock scene blossomed from 1967 to 1970 during the Vietnam War, but there has been nothing since, leaving Cambodia a cultural and quite literal ‘scorched earth’, for many years.

From the ashes of the country’s dark past, a rock and metal scene has unexpectedly appeared. Raw and raging bands like Sliten6ix, Doch Chkae and Nightmare A.D., alongside Yab Moung Records - the only alternative record label in Cambodia - are changing the country’s cultural landscape.

As there has never been a rock scene in Cambodia, the young bands have no direct musical influences. However, this doesn’t seem to be holding them back.

“I think television and the internet have helped in pointing me to metal and hardcore music,” says Vantinn Hoern, the singer from Sliten6ix, naming Converge, Darkthrone, Full Of Hell, Electric Wizard and Slipknot as bands he takes inspiration from via YouTube. “But it doesn’t have to be metal, hardcore or punk. Broaden your horizons!”
http://www.kerrang.com/features/scene-s ... -cambodia/

Also: cambodian-culture-and-language/cambodia ... 17670.html
yeah been listening to Doch Chkae and Sliten6ix for a couple of years, was surprised to finally find some metal in Cambodia


theres also Neath


id say Zono is the biggest "rock star" in Cambodia who colaborates with the 'Z'band





Dara Ratanak also helped bring the more hardcore vocals into the public light
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