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Cambodia's rock history unearthed

Cambodia's rock history unearthed

Updated 8 August 2014, 12:56 AEST

In the 1960s and 70s, Cambodia was in the grip of a western-influenced musical revolution.

It was occurring at time while war raged in neighbouring Vietnam, and the Khmer Rouge built support in Cambodia's countryside.

When the Khmer Rouge seized power and moved to take the country back to Year Zero... artists were particularly targeted.

But now, one film-maker has spent more than a decade piecing together the lost history of Cambodian rock for a documentary.

Interviewer: Auskar Surbakti.

Speaker: John Pirozzi, Director 'Don't Think I've Forgotten' - the history of Cambodian rock

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