Occur Goes Global - The Music of Cambodia

Friday, February 5, 2016 at 11:56 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music "Fear not the future, weep not for the past." goes a Khmer proverb. It’s a motto widely adopted by today’s Cambodians, who are reaffirming their identities and embracing the sounds that shaped their history. During the Vietnam War, rock ‘n’ roll became popular, thanks to occupying American soldiers and Prince Norodom Sihanouk. Following staunch regime changes by the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s – where religion was frowned upon and the arts were all but... READ MORE