Sleepwalking through the Mekong

Sleepwalking through the Mekong

Music CD - 2009 | Khmer
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DVD summary: "Sleepwalking Through the Mekong follows Los Angeles based Dengue Fever on their journey to the country that inspired their love for 60s and 70s Cambodian rock. The odyssey is a homecoming for singer Chhom Nimol and a transformation for the rest of the band as they perform with master musicians and record new songs along the way. More than a rockumentary, the film serves up a portrait of modern Cambodia as the band tours through Phnom Penh and beyond, crossing a great cultural chasm with the same spirit of Cambodia's original rock pioneers. Cambodia is often synonymous with the brutal Khmer Rouge regime that left millions dead and scattered refugees around the globe. This tragedy overshadows the story of Cambodia's music scene that was nearly destroyed. Cambodian musicians reinvented Western rock 'n' roll with a distinctly Khmer flavor to create a sound that is at once familiar and completely original. Sleepwalking Through the Mekong celebrates this vibrant but long-overlooked music and reveals the power of music to weave a common threat between extremely different cultures."--Container.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : M80/Film 101 Productions, p2009
ML421.D458 S54 2009
Characteristics: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 videodisc (sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.)


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