- 1.5 hour traditional music class
- Kid Friendly (Age 8+)
- Wi-Fi Internet
- Transportation to and from the workshop
- A translator to help facilitate language barriers
WHAT TO EXPECT
Traditional Cambodian music was born out of cultural influences of India, China and the Khmer civilization at different times in the country’s history to create a musical art form that is beautiful and simple in design. And now you have the opportunity to learn more about this lovely music and play on the unique instruments yourself! If you’ve ever heard an ensemble of musicians playing, you will instantly appreciate the subtle interactions between the instruments. These instruments are largely comprised of a wide range of wind, string, and percussion instruments, used by both the Khmer majority as well as the nation's ethnic minorities. These instruments are not only sonorous, but also exude a basic and fundamental sound that you could recognize as the precursor to the modern guitar or piano. It is enticing and captures the soul in a way that is new and yet familiar. You will surely fall in love with the sounds of traditional Cambodian music and you’ll want to introduce these songs to friends and family back home.
Your instructor for this workshop, Chan Nhar, comes from a family of musicians. Having been sent to Talitino, an organization that helps young Cambodians find a vocation in traditional arts, performance and music, Char is more than just a musician. He is so passionate about music and he feels very strongly about reviving the appreciation of Cambodia’s past musical glories among the youth. Join him today to discover why he is so passionate about Cambodia’s traditional musical instruments and learn a song or two!
In this musical instrument workshop you will be taught the basic forms of learning how to play three different kinds of instruments. The wooden xylophone, various drums and the ring of bells. Your host will also introduce you to different styles of music typically performed in Cambodia in the present day, including music played during royal ceremonies, songs played during weddings and finally, music that is non-secular and created purely for the sake of entertainment. Whether you are a musician, or simply interested in learning about Cambodia's traditional music and instruments, this workshop provides an intimate appreciation of traditional Khmer music.
Exact meeting details will be sent to your email upon completion of payment.
Daily, including weekends