REPFest 2019 - New Traditional Music Festival is a platform that brings musicians from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and Japan together, to meet, exchange and perform their artistic work both with each other and with audiences in Siem Reap. REPfest focuses on New Traditional Music – where artists build on their traditional cultural heritage to create new creative works.
Below is a description of the artists performing at this event:
YAKSAO works to create new music from traditional music roots. It was founded in 2017 with 7 traditional musicians from Siem Reap city. Their first music residency workshop was led by professional musician Mr. PHAN Chamroeun, under the mentorship of composer Chinary UNG and organized by Cambodian Living Arts.
THE DO is made up of 6 musicians, who are all members of the Seaphony Ethnic Orchestra, part of the SEA Sound project. It aims to gather musicians from across South East Asia who practice and preserve ethnic music of the region in contemporary life. They research and play ethnic music at Phu Sa Lab and work on several theatrical performances with ethnic music components.
TAKASHI HIRAYASU CLOUD WANDERING TRIO consists of musicians from Okinawa, Japan and Taiwan. From different backgrounds, each stringed instrument blends together beautifully. They recorded and published the new album “Cloud Wandering” in Taiwan. In this album we can listen to a great combination of Okinawan traditional music and Sanshin with a great rhythm section of e-bass and drums.