June 05, 2006

on the Khmer account

Liz Berg posts five charming bits of Cambodian pop on WFMU' Beware of the Blog

In Siem Reap, Cambodia, I terrorized a few teenage girls working in a music store with my silly questions about old film stars, what's on the radio, what's underground, rock music, hip-hop, dance music, rap, and traditional tunes. They giggled at me nonstop as I tried to ask if this CD was better than that one, and made them repeat an artist's name about 30 times so I could at least get a phonetic spelling down. I scored tons of great old film tunes, and took home a CD full of MP3s that the clerks recommended, so that I could really know what the Cambodian kids were into.
Two fragments (each about 0:20) to give you the idea.

Posted by oook at June 5, 2006 07:33 AM