Chapei Grand Master, Prach Chhuon, RIP

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Chapei Grand Master, Prach Chhuon, RIP

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:00 pm

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia News: Cambodia' s great master of the classical Khmer cultural tradition of Chapei, 83-year-old Prach Chhoun, has been admitted to Calmette hospital. He has been blind since the age of seven, and he has not been in good health for a number of years.
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Re: Chapei Grand Master, Prach Chhuon, Admitted to Hospital

Post by Anchor Moy » Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:42 pm

A good article on these old guys meeting up for a jam session last year.
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Re: Chapei Grand Master, Prach Chhuon, Admitted to Hospital

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:11 pm

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Saying goodbye: Master Prach Chhuon has been unconscious in Calmette Hospital for three days now. His children expect the end to come at any time.
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Re: Chapei Grand Master, Prach Chhuon, Admitted to Hospital

Post by k*rm*geddon » Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:13 am

Given the Khmer Rouge aversion to traditions, it is surprising that the communists allowed him to live.

Even if Prach Chhuon had been one of the 'Old' or not yet a player, you'd imagine that because he'd been blind since age 7 then he would have been useless in the fields and thus a total waste of oxygen, let alone rice.

His would be a fascinating story.
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Re: Chapei Grand Master, Prach Chhuon, Admitted to Hospital

Post by Anchor Moy » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:51 am

A video made in 2002 at Tonle Bati in Takeo province.
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Re: Chapei Grand Master, Prach Chhuon, RIP

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:56 am

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Phnom Penh: In the early hours of this morning, sometime after midnight on November 17, 2018 Mr. Prach Chhuon passed away, shortly after his grandchildren came to say their last goodbye . Cambodia has lost a great Chapei Dang Veng artist.
Condolences to his family.
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