Indigenous Music of Cambodia #2​.​1 |​|​| Tampuan Community - Folk songs

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Maes Heurn is singing two Tampuan songs and he is accompagnied by a tubular zither called Kong Reng Nong. This 9 stings instrument is popular in the ethnic groups of north-eastern Cambodia. The body is made by a cylindrical bamboo which holds the strings from one extremity (used as a bridge). The strings are tunes thanks to the wood sticks (mechanics). The resonator is made by a dry gourd.


released October 11, 2015

Recorded by Julien Hairon at Sel village, ratanakiri province, Cambodia.

Many thanks to The Tampuan Community especially Maes Heurn and Ven Churk for their invitation, Oum Rotanak Oudom and Bao Vutha.

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