SOUNDS OF ANGKOR is dedicated to the ancient and traditional music and dance of Cambodia. It is an invitation to discover 2500 years of religious and secular music. This site is the fruit of the research of the French ethnomusicologist Patrick Kersalé initiated in 1998 and continued on a daily basis. It represents the most important international database on early music in Cambodia.
1. All images can be enlarged by simple click.
2. To listen to the pronunciation of words belonging to foreign languages, copy them into Google translate and click on the speaker.
3. For dating, we use EC (Common Era) instead of AD, and BCE (Before Common Era) instead of BC.
Donation of the Royal Harp, created by Sounds of Angkor, to His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia, by Phloeun Prim, Director of Cambodian Living Arts
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Sounds of Angkor is a scientific research project that has been in existence for 23 years. It revolves around: