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Sam-Ang Sam Ensemble

Sam-Ang Sam Ensemble

Sam-Ang Sam Ensemble


The Sam-Ang Sam Ensemble is a Cambodian ensemble that plays traditional Khmer music. it is named after the ensemble's founder and music director Sang-Ang Sam, (Khmer: សំ សំអាង; born 1949/1950), a Cambodian-American ethnomusicologist and 1994 recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship (as part of the Apsara Ensemble) in 1998. Sam-Ang Sam and his wife Chan Moly Sam spent "more than two decades" (as of 1993) "performing Read more on Last.fm
The Sam-Ang Sam Ensemble is a Cambodian ensemble that plays traditional Khmer music. it is named after the ensemble's founder and music director Sang-Ang Sam, (Khmer: សំ សំអាង; born 1949/1950), a Cambodian-American ethnomusicologist and 1994 recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship (as part of the Apsara Ensemble) in 1998. Sam-Ang Sam and his wife Chan Moly Sam spent "more than two decades" (as of 1993) "performing, teaching, researching, and documenting" their native country's music and dances. Having studied in Cambodia, they were in the Philippines when the Khmer Rouge took over Cambodia in 1975, and escaped the genocide that killed an estimated 90 percent of the country's musicians. He and his wife moved to the United States, and Sam-Ang got his doctorate in ethnomusicology in 1998 from Wesleyan University.

He and his wife perfomed in various locations the United States in the between 1979 and 2005 with a dance troupe of Cambodian dancers. Their own performing troupe was called the Apsara Ensemble. As founder of Sam-Ang Sam Ensemble, he has released several albums for sale in mainstream American markets in an attempt to revive Classical Khmer music and stimulate interest in the various Cambodian performing arts. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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