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Cambodia: Traditional Music, Vol. 1: Instrumental and Vocal Pieces

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Cambodia: Traditional Music, Vol. 1: Instrumental and Vocal Pieces

Traditional Cambodian music can be heard at a number of occasions — for example, spiritual rites, weddings, Buddhist festivals, and performances of shadow theatre (a kind of shadow puppetry). In Cambodia: Traditional Music, Vol. 1, the Phleng Khmer Ensemble and Pinpeat Ensemble play instruments such as the khse diev (one–string lute), phlom slek (“blow leaf”), pai–ar (bamboo flute), chhing (hand cymbals), and skor arak (small drum). The musicians improvise words and vocables around an underlying structure and follow their fellow performers to create complex layers of rhythm.


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Track Listing

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Khse diev Monochord lute solo 3:11
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102
Phlom slek Blown leaf solo 3:32
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Krom phleng khmer Khmer male singer with Krom Phleng Khmer (ensemble) 5:15
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Krom phleng kar: Hom rong Krom Phleng Kar 2:52
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Chhayam Chayyam percussion ensemble with male vocals 6:22
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Krom phleng pinpeat Musicians of the Royal Palace 2:07
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Mohori Mohori musicians of the Royal Palace 5:19
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Krom phleng pinpeat Musicians of the Royal Palace 4:11
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Krom phleng pinpeat Musicians of the Royal Palace 6:56
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