Global Notes: Traditional Cambodian Music Making a Comeback
(Audio available after show airs.)
Musicians were targeted under the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia and many of the country’s musical traditions were nearly wiped out. Now, a new generation is bringing the music back.
We take a look at the history of Khmer music and hear the sounds of the traditional instruments including the t’ro, a string instrument that resembles an upright fiddle and the kse diev, a single string instrument with a gord.