04/27 | Visions of Angkor (Music and Dance from Cambodia and its Diaspora) at at World Music Wednesday at OTS


This performance showcases the rising generation of Cambodian musicians and highlights the vast diversity of Khmer music while drawing particular attention to often-overlooked genres. These virtuosic performers have studied with survivors of the Khmer Rouge and are now carrying on their teachers’ legacy as active performers and teachers. One musician specialize in the kse diev, one of Cambodia’s oldest and most difficult musical instruments that, after the Khmer Rouge, has become one of its rarest. The other learned all of Cambodia’s wind instruments from her father, the King of the Flutes, and now is the country’s best wind musician. These are the best of Cambodia’s newest generation of artists, who are bringing the traditions of Angkor forward into the twenty-first century.

8.30pm FREE The Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago  773.728.6000

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