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    March 23, 2011

    The ancient and the modern

    In Phnom Penh we met Srey Pov, a 19-year-old first year university student, who practiced ancient Cambodian music, Smot, learning from a 63-year-old master. Every Sunday, Yan Borin gives Srey Pov a lesson in this complex funereal lament. The two sang in tandem, collapsing a 44-year age difference, and transporting us back 2,000 year, to the time of Buddha they say, in a one room apartment at the end of an alley ...

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    March 23, 2011

    Cambodia plus 25

    In January, I went to Cambodia to research a documentary on young artists who are creating a new cultural identity in a country often still referred to as “the Killing Fields.” Thirty years ago, a cultural and population genocide under Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia was halted; 25 years ago I first went to this country with Ed Bradley of 60 Minutes to produce a piece on the 10th anniversary of the end of ...

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