Flowing water makes me never forget: Memories of Khmer Pop Music in the Cambodian American Diaspora

DeMatteo, Bradley.


  • In the Cambodian American community of Lowell, Massachusetts-home to the second largest Cambodian population in the U.S.-the sounds of the past are alive in the present. In local clubs, businesses, and family homes, one is likely to encounter the pop music of 1950s-1975 Cambodia. Jomreang pe'dam, "the songs from the beginning" as this genre is referred to in Khmer, peaked in the years following ... read more
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