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U.S. Embassy Supports Cambodian Rock & Roll Exhibit

Released on January 2, 2013

The Documentation Center of Cambodia, with the support of the U.S. Embassy, will launch the art exhibition Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Every Record Cover Tells A Story, beginning at 6:30 p.m., Friday, January 3, 2014, at Kolab Sor Hotel, #436, Street 310. Admission to this event is open to the public.

The art exhibition showcases prints of original Khmer music album covers used in John Pirozzi’s upcoming documentary film Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll. Each elaborate album cover is a work of art in it is own right. The unique graphic design and color schemes of the album covers highlight the golden age of Cambodia’s amazing music scene during the 1960s and early 1970s. As an accompaniment to the exhibit, a disc jockey will play music from the film.

Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll will premiere on Saturday, January 11, 2014. The documentary is a celebration of Cambodian music and explores its importance to Cambodian society by following its development into rock and roll, its burgeoning, and its threat of destruction. A live concert will follow the screening, featuring music performed in the film by Hong Samley, Chhom Nimol, and the Drakkar Band.