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 studykhmer.com

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 http://saphan.info 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 http://saphan.info 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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Extreme Khmer Episode 10: Studying Khmer in Surin

July 16, 2008 by · 25 Comments 

In this episode, the first of many exploring the Khmers of Surin in present-day Thailand, we visit a school started by a Sisaket Khmer man who teaches Khmer reading and writing. Write to khmersurin@gmail.com for more info. You can also use that address to donate to his school on PayPal. A little bit goes a long way!

Duration : 0:9:48

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Extreme Khmer Episode 9: Edible Spiders

May 15, 2008 by · 25 Comments 

The title says it all! By the way, if you like the music behind the closing credits for this episode, by Khmer rapper A-Ping, check out http://www.boeungkaplhaok.com/

This is the last Extreme Khmer episode before we go on vacation for three months. Thanks everyone for watching; see you in September for more fun-filled adventures!

Duration : 0:7:57

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Extreme Khmer Episode 8: Preah Ko Preah Kaew, Part 2

April 9, 2008 by · 25 Comments 

The action-packed, heart-rending conclusion of this important Khmer legend, which touches on Khmer identity, history and environmental issues.

Duration : 0:9:50

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Extreme Khmer Episode 7: Preah Ko/Preah Kaew, Part 1

March 19, 2008 by · 19 Comments 

The first of a special two-part episode on an important Khmer legend. Hear the tale discussed by a Khmer scholar and told by a fortune teller, and see movie clips and doll stop-animation versions of key scenes. Stay tuned next month for the thrilling conclusion!!

Duration : 0:9:6

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Extreme Khmer Episode 6: Former Students Today

February 12, 2008 by · 24 Comments 

Interviews with three of my former students from SEASSI 2002, about how they’re using their Khmer language skills in Cambodia today

Duration : 0:7:51

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