Khmer Music and music bands

Khmer Culture

In Khmer culture there are two main types of the ensembles playing traditional music, one of them locals call «Pinpeat», and the other one is called «Mokhori». Pinpeat consists of a string and percussion instruments, and Mokhori consists of only one string. In Pinpeat it is possible to see a roneat (a xylophone made of […]

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The culture of Cambodia

Culture Of Cambodia

Throughout Cambodia’s history, religion has been greatly influenced by its development and culture. The Khmer culture shows the religious beliefs of the local population in animism where elements of Hinduism and Buddhism can be found. These two religions, along with Sanskrit and other elements of Indian culture, penetrated the mainland of South-East Asia in the […]

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Khmer dances

Khmer Dance

The brightest model of Cambodian classical dance is a dance based on a story from the epic Rama poem (Ramayana) that according to the legend has an author Valmiki (a wise singer, whose name was given by Hindu God Brahma). This religious literary work is dated about IV century AD and is known for many interpretations […]

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Cambodian Beauty. Daughters of the Gods

Apsara Dancer, Cambodia

The most beautiful girls in Cambodia are Apsaras (also spelled as Apsarasas). The Apsara image can be found on the bas-reliefs of all ancient Cambodian temples. Apsara is the name of the ancient dancer and is taken from Hindu mythology. These dances by the Cambodian Rouge have developed under Hindu influence. In their stories, the […]

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Miyako Odori and other April festivals

Miyako Odori, Japan

Bhutan, 11-15 April. Tsechu festival. Buddhist monks are required to wear orange clothes. However, during the holiday they turn it into the costumes of the gods and demons. During the dance, monks transform into mythical creatures and go into a daze. The holiday in Paro town, like throughout the country, has been commemorating the Padmasambhava, […]

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The Lotus Lanterns Festival takes place in Seoul

Lotus Lantern Festival, Seoul, Korea

From 28 to 30 April, one of the most beautiful city holidays in Seoul will be held the Lotus Lanterns Festival. The main events of the festival are located near the Jogyesa temple. On 28 April, exhibitions of lanterns from traditional Korean paper will be opened in the Chogesa and Bongeunsa temples, as well as […]

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