Pop-Island: Giloo Screening and Talk “Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll”
Ideas Forum, Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1 [4th Floor]
Screening: “Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll”
Moderator: Teng Chao-Ming
During the 60’s and early 70’s as the war in Vietnam threatened its borders, a new music scene emerged in Cambodia that took Western rock and roll and stood it on its head. Cambodian musicians crafted this sound from the various rock music styles sweeping, America, England and France, adding the unique melodies and hypnotic rhythms of their traditional music. The film tracks the twists and turns of Cambodian music as it morphs into rock and roll, blossoms, and is nearly destroyed along with the rest of the country.
No booking required – simply proceed to the Ideas Forum 10 minutes before the talk begins.
*All talks will have simultaneous translation to English and Chinese.