Khmer Rouge Survivors Cambodia
Khmer Rouge Survivors
The Khmer Rouge Survivors’ appearance at WOMAD will be the first time the line-up has ever performed outside of Cambodia.
Produced by Grammy-winning producer and author Ian Brennan (Zomba Prison Project, Malawi Mouse Boys, Hanoi Masters, Tinariwen, et al.), the Vinyl Factory [UK] calls the Khmer Rouge Survivors “….a harrowing testament to the power of human spirit.”
As the name suggests, the project features survivors of the Pol Pot regime which claimed the lives of over one million civilians and cruelly targeted the country’s artists, musicians, and intellectuals. The Survivors’ moving debut album They Will Kill You, If You Cry was released in 2016 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the genocide. The record was a nominee for Songlines “Best Asian Album” of the year and their unique South-East Asian blues promises to pack an even more emotional punch live on stage.
Khmer Rouge Survivors members scheduled to appear are:
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