Team “Extreme” Race #2 Bon Om Tuk

November 24, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

Team Extreme pulls ahead to win their 2nd race @ the Bon Om Tuk festival.

Duration : 0:0:44

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Interview with Linda Saphan

November 18, 2008 by · 8 Comments 

This is the full, unedited interview I did with Khmer artist Linda Saphan last month in Phnom Penh at an art opening. Look for more info on Linda in Extreme Khmer episodes 12 and 13, coming up in late November and mid-December, respectively. See for more.

Duration : 0:8:43

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Interview with Chhin Taingchhea

November 11, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

This is my full interview with Khmer mixed-media artist Chhin Taingchhea, where he describes some of his pieces at an art opening in Phnom Penh, October, 2007. See Extreme Khmer Episode 12 (coming in mid-November) for more. Also see

Duration : 0:9:18

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2002 SEASSI Khmer Class Performance of “Cyclo”

November 10, 2008 by · 14 Comments 

Every summer at the intensive language program where I teach Khmer, each language group performs a song, skit or dance for “culture night”. In 2002, the Khmer Program outdid everyone: we formed a rock group and did our own version of the 1960s Khmer psychedelic classic “Cyclo”…here it is. And yes, “Extreme Khmer” fans, that’s yours truly on lead guitar!

Duration : 0:4:29

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Extreme Khmer Episode 16a: The Kuy, the Elephant Trainers

September 28, 2008 by · 11 Comments 

Finally, Season Three of Extreme Khmer is here! According to our tradition, we begin in Surin, where we interview an 80-year-old Kuy man about his experiences trapping and training elephants in Cambodia and Thailand. Check out the extras to this episode on, plus watch a higher-quality version of the video.

Duration : 0:8:3

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Extreme Khmer Episode 15: The Chams

September 17, 2008 by · 24 Comments 

This month we take a snapshot of two different kind of Cham (Khmer Islam) groups in Cambodia.

Duration : 0:9:45

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Extreme Khmer 14: Surin Kantreum

September 15, 2008 by · 21 Comments 

We return to the land of the “Northern Khmer” to interview the legendary Kantreum singer Nam Pheung Muang Surin. Be sure to check out the full-length live versions of several of the songs featured in this episode, both on YouTube and in the “Ephemera” section of

Duration : 0:9:53

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Extreme Khmer Episode 13: Contemporary Artists, Part 2

September 13, 2008 by · 10 Comments 

The conclusion of our two-part series on young artists in Cambodia today. We learn a little about the history of modern art in Cambodia, and check out a graffiti workshop with women’s art group Selapak Neary. See for more.

Duration : 0:9:37

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Extreme Khmer Episode 12: Contemporary Artists, Part 1

July 19, 2008 by · 10 Comments 

In this episode, the first of a two-part series on young artists working in Cambodia today, we meet several artists and look at organizations supporting them. Be sure to also check out the full-length versions of the interviews that appear here. And visit for more on the artists.

Duration : 0:9:49

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Extreme Khmer Episode 11: Cambodian Microbrew

July 17, 2008 by · 9 Comments 

Microbreweries are common in the US and elsewhere, but in this episode we take you on a tour of the absolute first one in Cambodia, Man Han Lou restaurant in Phnom Penh. Just to keep things interesting, the brewmeister is Chinese and speaks no Khmer, but never
fear, we’ve got that covered…

Duration : 0:8:57

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