cambodian pop

At SRO Video the other night, L picked out City of Ghosts, Matt Dillon’s directing debut. The movie’s not bad, but I was really taken with the soundtrack, which featured what I assume to be traditional Cambodian music along with Khmer versions of American pop songs and Khmer pop songs from before Pol Pot’s murderous reign. By browsing Amazon, I also came across additional recordings in a similar vein: the debut release by Dengue Fever and a compilation of various artists entitled Cambodian Rocks. You can listen to short snippets from the first two CDs at Amazon. Captivating stuff.

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