Cambodian Rocks Concert with Chhom Nimol from Dengue Fever
Please join WFMU for an evening of music covering the wide range of musical styles coming out of Cambodia in the 60s and 70s before the Khmer Rouge came close to destroying all traces of modern Cambodia.
The songs of Ros Serey Sothea. Dubbed the golden voice of the capital by the King himself, Ros Serey Sothea's voice was an instrument like no other. As Cambodia's most beloved female singer she was unable to hide her identitiy and also perished during the Khmer Rouge. Chhom Nimol, the great singer from the band Dengue Fever will be singing a collection of Ros Serey Sothea's songs.
Baksey Cham Krong considered to be the first Cambodian guitar band, Baksey Cham Krong formed in 1960 and began rocking their local high school in Phnom Penh with songs influenced by the Ventures and Cliff Richards and the Shadows. Soon they perfected a clean guitar sound and soon guitar bands began to pop up all over the capital city. Three original members including singer Mol Kamach, lead guitarist Mol Kagnol and rhythm guitarist Samley Hong will be performing.
The Drakkar In the late 60s, long hair and bell-bottoms became all the rage in Phnom Penh. The Drakkar band brought there own mix of current western influences too and created hard rock, Cambodian style. The Rolling Stones, Santana and Deep Purple were huge influences as the Drakkar helped take Cambodian rock and roll in yet a new direction.Three original members including singer Tana, lead guitarist Touch Chhattaha and drummer Ouk Sam Art will be performing.
The songs of Sinn Sisamouth. Cambodian pop's most revered singer who tragically disappeared during the Khmer Rouge era will be sung by his grandson, Sinn Sethakol.
Monty Hall (View)
43 Montgomery St.
Jersey City, NJ 07302
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|