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Khmer Rock and the Killing Fields

Robin Denselow explores the rise of Cambodia's own rock and roll in the late 1960s, known as 'Khmer Rock'. From 2009.

Robin Denselow tells the story of Cambodia's rock and roll stars who emerged during the late 1960s with a new sound known as 'Khmer Rock'.

Under Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge, almost all these singers and musicians were killed, but they’re still revered by Cambodians today.

Producer: Sarah Cuddon

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 2009.

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 22 Jun 2019 01:30