D uring the Vietnam War, young singers and musicians across the border in Cambodia listened to the songs on American Forces Radio, and made records inspired by what they heard. For 10 years, Khmer rock thrived, before Pol Pot came to power and all the major stars perished in the killing fields. Until recently, their music was unknown in the West. Now, for the first time, the best is becoming available on CDs, and it's a marvel. Written and directed by Matt Dillon, who also stars, it's a hackneyed but atmospheric thriller, set in Cambodia, with James Caan and Gerard Depardieu in fine hammy form. All in all, a painless way to waste two hours.
A voice from the killing fields
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This is as inspiring as it gets. An ensemble of young talented performers from Cambodia delivering perfectly orchestrated dance routines that are soulful, funny, enthusiastic and set against a powerful musical backdrop. It starts off on a mellow note with incense, candles, prayer and two beautiful girls performing a hypnotic routine of gracious curtsies and delicate hand movements. From there, a fuller cast of boys and girls whose ages are impossible to ascertain on stage entertain through jigs and dances performed skillfully with wooden blocks, bamboo baskets, catchy chants, wide smiles and a keen sense of humour. Much of the choreography explores Cambodian tradition — planting rice in the paddy fields, wooing the opposite sex, monkey rivalry complete with hilarious masks and body scratching. Underpinned by a beautiful percussion score that changes pace perfectly with the action, Children of the Khmer is a sweet taste of Cambodia that makes you feel good about life. An ensemble of young talented Cambodian performers deliver perfectly orchestrated dance routines that are soulful, funny and powerful.
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It is , square kilometres 69, square miles in area, bordered by Thailand to the northwest, Laos to the northeast, Vietnam to the east and the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest. The sovereign state of Cambodia has a population of over 15 million. The official religion is Theravada Buddhism , practised by approximately 95 percent of the population. Cambodia's minority groups include Vietnamese , Chinese , Chams and 30 hill tribes.
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