Mississippi Records Presents: Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock & Roll

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Mississippi Records Presents: Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock & Roll
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The Mississippi Records Music & Film Series presents the new documentary DON’T THINK I’VE FORGOTTEN: CAMBODIA’S LOST ROCK AND ROLL. The film tracks the twists and turns of Cambodian music as it morphs into rock and roll, blossoms, and is nearly destroyed along with the rest of the country. This documentary film provides a new perspective on a country usually associated with only war and genocide.

During the ’60s and early ’70s as the war in Vietnam threatened its borders, a new music scene emerged in Cambodia that took Western rock and roll and stood it on its head—creating a sound like no other. Cambodian musicians crafted this sound from the various rock music styles sweeping America, England, and France, adding the unique melodies and hypnotic rhythms of their traditional music. The beautiful singing of their renowned female vocalists became the final touch that made this mix so enticing.

http://hollywoodtheatre.org/dont-think-ive-forgotten/
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By: The Hollywood Theatre

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