Catégorie : KHMER MUSIC

One String Kse Diev, Cambodian monochord

One String

Published on Nov 28, 2014

It is not made in foreign country and by foreigner. It has over-one-thousand-year history. It was originally born in Cambodia, made by Cambodian and played by Cambodian. However, many Cambodian don’t know the musical instrument –Kse Diev. “Only 7 to 8 people in Cambodia can play Kse Diev,” says Master Sok Duch, the only surviving master of Kse Diev in Cambodia after Pol Pot regime. Through generations, without the support from younger generation, the situation of Kse Diev is getting worse and worse – from being a famous instrument to express the heart and feeling to a wooden piece which is not known by many Cambodian youths. The one-string instrument is now taught how to play at two main places: Wat Bo in Siem Reap province and Cambodia Living Arts in Phnom Penh taught by Master Sok Duch. Among a group of Cambodian youths who are studying at CLA, only two are potential, and the two students normally go to learn it at Master Sok Duch’s home in Takeo province at the weekend. Pol Pot regime and the popularity of foreign musical instruments and culture almost make the great Cambodian Kse Diev unknown to the mass public. The documentary aims to promote Kse Diev to all Cambodian especially youths due to the fact that there’s only one master alive and the master is 88 years old now. Likewise, the documentary will include the vision of the Kse Diev master, Kse Diev students, general Cambodian especially youths, NGOs in preserving Kse Diev and improving its popularity so that this great-but-rare instrument can be known by next generations of Cambodian. Production Team: Dara Saoyuthnea, Yang Chandara, Rin Sokreth.


Sok Duch, Master of the Kse Diev

Sok Duch, Master of the Kse Diev

Published on Apr 28, 2009

An ancient instrument, over one thousand of years old, is still being played by the only surviving Cambodian Master, Sok Duch. The Kse Diev is known as `’the instrument of the heart`’, because when it is played it is held close to one’s heart. Cambodian Living Arts works to support the revival of traditional Khmer performing arts and to inspire contemporary artistic expression. CLA supports arts education, mentorship, networking opportunities, education, career development, and income generating projects for master performing artists who survived the Khmer Rouge as well as the next generation of student artists.

Siem Reap- Cambodge – Sopheak Chen, une vie, un rêve, film réalisé par Patrick Kersalé.

Siem Reap- Cambodge – Sopheak Chen, une vie, un rêve, film réalisé par Patrick Kersalé.

Published on Aug 18, 2013

Sopheak, est cambodgien, il a 17 ans. Orphelin il  est arrivé il y a de nombreuses années à l’orphelinat de Kien kleang, soutenu par l’association française Eléphant Blanc (EB). Malheureusement une dégénérescence maculaire qui lui fait perdre la vue  l’a contraint à arrêter l’école au grade 10 (2de en France). Sa rencontre avec Patrick Kersalé lui a permis de réaliser son rêve: la musique. Sopheak est aujourd’hui, un jeune homme épanoui qui part à la rencontre de son avenir dans la joie de pouvoir vivre de sa passion.

Pleng Ka Khmer Song, Pleng ka 2016, ភ្លេងការ, Khmer Traditional Music, Collection, [Best Non Stop]

Pleng Ka Khmer Song, Pleng ka 2016, ភ្លេងការ, Khmer Traditional Music, Collection, [Best Non Stop]

Ajoutée le 20 mai 2016

Pleng Ka Khmer Song, Pleng ka 2016, Khmer Traditional Music, Collection, Best Non Stop, Khmer Music

Khmer Krom music ban Khet Khlaing, Khmer Krom music, Khmer Krom Traditional Music

Khmer Krom music ban Khet Khlaing, Khmer Krom music, Khmer Krom Traditional Music

Ajoutée le 29 mai 2015

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Cambodian Royal Ballet – The Story of Sovannahong​ ល្ខោន​ព្រះ​រាជ​ទ្រព្យ​ រឿង​សុវណ្ណ​ហង្ស​

Cambodian Royal Ballet – The Story of Sovannahong ល្ខោនព្រះរាជទ្រព្យ រឿងសុវណ្ណហង្ស

Ajoutée le 10 oct. 2015

The Khmer tale of Prince Sovannahong and Princess Ket Soryong with choreography by Princess Norodom Buppha Devi (Originally a piece written by Her Majesty Queen Sisowath Kossamak in the 1960s).
Performers : Performed by Royal Ballet of Cambodia: Roth Chanmoy (Sovannahong), Sin Sakada (Ket Soriyong), Chen Chansoda (Preahm Ket), Thong Kim An (King Citra), Vuth Chanmoly (Preahm To), Sam Savin (Sovannahong’s mother), Sam Lim Sothea (Sovannahong’s father) ; Chhem Sok, Meas Sambo, Hun Sarath, Nol Kol, Proeung Pruon, San Kim Sour, Se Phalla, Sieng Ngun Ly, musicians ; Dong Marey, Hun Sarath, Yann Borin, Ek Sidé, singers.

With copyrights to the New York Public LIbrary and filming funded by the Anne H. Bass Foundation, Khmer Dance Project is a program created by Anne H. Bass in conjunction with the Center for Khmer Studies and the Jerome Robbins Dance Division

Rebuilding the musical instruments of the ancient Khmer (VF + VFSTe)

Rebuilding the musical instruments of the ancient Khmer (VF + VFSTe)

Ajoutée le 26 févr. 2016

Rebuilding the musical instruments of the ancient Khmer

French ethnomusicologist and archaeomusicologist Patrick Kersalé has spent over 25 years in Asia, searching for historic instruments and studying surviving traditional music. But it was not enough for him. He has spent the past 4 years investigating musical instruments from the Angkorian world, through the iconography, inscriptions and archaeological objects. Based on that research, Kersalé has been able to rebuild extinct Angkorian instruments from the 7th to 13th centuries! Several kinds of harps, monochord zithers, cymbals, drums, trumpets, and conches have thus literally been brought back to life !

Reconstitution des instruments musicaux des Khmers anciens

L’ethnomusicologue et archéomusicologue français Patrick Kersalé sillonne l’Asie depuis plus de 25 ans, à la recherche des instruments et des musiques anciennes. Mais cela ne lui suffisait pas. Il a passé les quatre dernières années à étudier les instruments de musique du monde angkorien, à travers l’iconographie, des inscriptions et des objets archéologiques. Sur la base de cette recherche, Patrick Kersalé a été en mesure de proposer des reconstitutions d’instruments joués entre 7 au 16ème siècle! Harpes, monocordes, cithares, cymbales, tambours, trompettes, conques et hautbois ont ainsi été littéralement ramené à la vie!

Mysteries of the Khmer harp

Mysteries of the Khmer harp

Ajoutée le 9 avr. 2016

Mysteries of the Khmer harp
The Khmer harp, which has probably been missing since the 14th c. from Cambodia, fantasize generations of musicians and intellectuals. The ethnomusicologist Patrick Kersalé has been exploring remote areas of Southeast Asia and India for more than 20 years, tracks the footsteps of this legendary instrument to try to unravel the mystery. His dream: to rebuild the Angkorian harp and restore the orchestras of the glorious past of the Khmer Empire.