Miss Sarawan Acoustic Trio at Institut Francais du Cambodge !
This Thursday, The Miss Sarawan Acoustic Trio will be making their debut at The French Institute, Street 184, Phnom Penh (google maps link).
The live music performance precedes a DJ set by DJ Oro of The Cambodian Vintage Music Archive. Oro is a tireless flame-keeper of the original sounds of 1960’s and 1970’s Cambodian rock’n’roll. There is something magical about hearing these sounds on the original, rare vinyl.
‘The vinyl records containing this wonderful music were sought out and destroyed by Pol Pot’s regime while the recording artists were themselves nearly completely wiped from the face of the earth. To protect their own lives, Cambodians were forced to burn all their music albums and throw the remains into the river (Leng Pleng: an interview with Jimmy Kiss). Some record collections survived, buried in the ground, hidden in sewage systems or petroleum containers. Today, archivists like Oro make painstaking efforts to preserve the vinyl and are able to make the music available digitally. Check out the video below to learn more. Subscribe to Oro’s Cambodian Vintage Music Archive YouTube Channel to hear this amazing ‘Golden Era’ music. ‘ – Leng Pleng Gig Guide of Cambodia, August 2015.
Miss Sarawan will be singing her own original songs together with a large selection of those 60’s and 70’s classics. Her backing musicians Joe (rhythm guitar) and Jeff (lead guitar) will help mix things up with a few English-language verses and even a few lines of Khmer! The guys will also add in a little bass guitar and Cajon rhythm box to keep things moving.
If you haven’t yet visited the French Institute, this will be a great opportunity! The gig will take place in the beautiful garden grounds (or in a covered area if raining). The live music will start at 7pm, with DJ Oro playing his set from 8.30pm. Entrance is free.
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