A short clip from the Garlands for Ashes DVD. This is a very popular instrument amongst the Khmer people of Cambodia, a dulcimer type instrument called the Khim.. Originally it is thought to have been introduced to Thailand and Cambodia from China. I loved the sound and managed to find one, deep in the recesses of a market in Phnom Penh.
Monthly Archives: November 2012
Just been reading an amazing account of survival from Cambodia. The book is called “When broken glass floats” after a Khmer proverb and is about the life story of Chanrithy Him whose family fled their home twice, becoming refugees, forced to live in a rural village and she ended up trekking through the “killing fields.”
Martin’s musical mystery tour – On my travels I get to hear incredible diverse music. So here is a monthly blog of some of the sounds and stories that have inspired me – a selection of various genres and styles from around the world . Last month’s selection was current popular Hawaiian island music – this month we look at some of the more traditional sounds.