Khmer Passages

Khmer Passages

Khmer Passages – Songs for Cycles of Cambodian Life

This Album is a catalog of the music of Khmer Life – birth, coming of age, religious ordination, marriage, illness and death. A tapestry of human experience told in music and song. Three Sixty Records is proud to release recordings from the Cambodian Living Arts project.

Three Sixty will be giving 100% of income from song sales back to CLA to help support the program.

Cambodian Living Arts (CLA) was founded eight years ago by Arn Chorn-Pond, a Cambodian-American refugee who was featured in the Emmy-nominated movie, The Flute Player. Originally called the Cambodian Masters Performing Project (CMPP), Arn founded this organization when he first returned to Cambodia in order to support the music teachers who helped him survive the horrors of the Khmer Rouge.

Approximately ninety percent of Cambodia?s performing artists died during the Khmer Rouge regime, a devastating blow to all of Cambodia?s oral traditions. After the fall of the Khmer Rouge, this cultural tragedy was compounded by two subsequent decades of economic hardship, when very few of the surviving master musicians could make a living performing or teaching.

Cambodian Living Arts, a project of World Education, 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. We work with the vision that by the year 2020, Cambodia will experience a cultural renaissance so dynamic that the arts will become the country?s international signature. In doing so, CLA empowers arts students and masters to develop the performance skills and social and professional networks that will help them to make a living through the arts. Since 2003, the number of performances by masters and students has increased by 400% due to CLA?s support; consequently, some performing groups earn from $200-$4,000+ more in income each year from performances alone. Through the performing program, Cambodian Living Arts supports the masters and students to take better advantage of the changing opportunities available to them.

Artist: Various
Title: Khmer Passages
Cat no: TSD398
Format: Digital & CD
Genre: World/Asia
UPC: 844185054614
Distributor: IODA
Country: Cambodia


1     Bam Pe (Lullaby) – 4:29 – Master Yun Theara – USBTX1010001
2     Sara Pha Dong Mama – 4:32 – Master Yun Theara – USBTX1010002
3     Chantaloam – 6:25 – Master Yun Theara – USBTX1010003
4     Barang Ku and Sathu Ka – 9:03 – Master Yun Theara – USBTX1010004
5     Bah Chhung – 4:37 – Master Yun Theara – USBTX1010005
6     Krusa Mouy Sobbay Neng Tuk – 5:07 – Master Kung Nai – USBTX1010006
7     Rumyol Kheiw Khchei – 3:38 – Master Yun Theara – USBTX1010007
8     Kansaeng Krhom – 9:35 – Master Sok Duch – USBTX1010008
9     Damnoeu Knong – 2:34 – Master Yun Theara – USBTX1010009
10     Tumnuonh Neang Sere Moha Maya – 4:48 – Master Prum Ut – USBTX1010010
11     Bam Pe – 4:02 – Prum Prom – USBTX1010011

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