Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll: a screening with LinDa Saphan, John Pirozzi, and Nate Hun


Saturday, April 22, 3pm
Asia Art Archive in America
43 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Please join us for a screening of two films which examine the hidden history of Cambodian pop music during the critical decade-and-a-half from 1960 to 1975. Nate from Lowell, MA (7min) profiles Cambodian-American record collector Nate Hun who aspires to to preserve and archive the Cambodian popular music of this era. Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll (105 min) combines interviews with the surviving Cambodian musicians and rare archival material to chronicle the people who wrote, performed, and recorded these songs, and what the music and the artists meant in the lives of the pre-Khmer Rouge Cambodians who listened to it.

Following the screening, filmmakers John Pirozzi and LinDa Saphan and music coordinator/subject Nate Hun will host a discussion about popular music as a part of Cambodian cultural heritage and the work being done by the current generation of archivists to collect these remnants of Cambodia’s unique past.
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LinDa Saphan was born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. As a visual artist, Dr. Saphan’s work has been included in several collective exhibitions throughout Cambodia, Myanmar, Kenya, Hungary, Singapore, France, and the U.S. She is also an associate producer and head researcher for the documentary film directed by John Pirozzi Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia Lost Rock and Roll released in 2014 and directed a short film Nate From Lowell, MA in 2016. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the College of Mount Saint Vincent in New York.

John Pirozzi is a director and cinematographer of musical documentaries, including Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia Lost Rock and Roll. His first feature documentary film, Sleep Walking Through the Mekong (2007), chronicled the California based band Dengue Fever’s first trip to Cambodia.

Nate Hun was born in Lowell, Massachusetts and has been collecting and preserving prewar Cambodian popular music and memorabilia since his childhood.

Image caption: LinDa Saphan, Nate from Lowell, MA, 2016, 7:04. Courtesy of the artist.


This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

ARTISTS, CRITICS, CURATORS, AND OTHER CONTRIBUTORS

Alexandra Chang, Alexandra Munroe, Alf Chang, Amy WOOD, Annysa Ng, Arin Rungjang, Ashok Sukumaran, Bani Abadi, Bani Abidi, Barbara London, Bing Lee, Birgit DONKER, Boris Groys, Brinda Kumar, Cai Guoqiang, CAMP, Cao Fei, Casey Tang, Chang Chao Tang, Chen Chieh-jen, Chen Tong, Chen Wei-ching, Chen Xiaomei, Christoph NOE, Christopher Phillips, Chương-Đài Võ, Cici Wu, Cooperativa Cráter Invertido, Cosmin Costinas, David Smith, Desire Machine Collective, Dinh Q Le, Dooeun Choi, Ei Arakawa, Eleanor Heartney, Erin Gleeson, Eugene Wang, Fang Lu, Farah Wardani, Fei Dawei, FENG Yuan(馮原), fwf, Gao Shiming, Gianni Jetzer, Glenn Phillips, Go Hirasawa, Hammad Nasar, Heman Chong, Herb Tam, Hiroko Tasaka, Hitomi Iwasaki, Ho Tze Nyen, Howie Chen, Huang Chien-Hung, Huang Hua-Chen, HUANG Xiaopeng, Il Lee, Ingrid Chu, Jaeyong Park, Jane DeBevoise, Jean-Hubert Martin, Jennifer Davis, Jewyo Rhii, Joan Lebold Cohen, Joanne, John Pirozzi, Julian Ross, Jun Yang, June Yap, Kaho Albert Yu, Katherine Grube, Kim Yong-Ik, Kit Yi Wong, Koki Tanaka, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Lee Kit, Lee Mingwei, Lee Weng Choy, Lesley Ma, Li Ming, Li Ran, Li Xiaofei, Liang Jianhua, Lin Yilin, LinDa Saphan, Liu Ding, Liu Shiyuan, Lynn Gumpert, Lyno Vuth, Maline Yim, Mao Chenyu, MAP Office, Mariam Ghani, Marvin Taylor, Meiya Cheng, Mel Bochner, Michelle Wong, Michelle Yun, Midori Yoshimoto, Murtaza Vali, Museum of Unknown, Nadim Abbas, Naeem Mohaiemen, Nate Hun, Nico Baumbach, Nikhil Raunak, Ocean Leung, Onejoon Che, Pad.ma, Pak Sheung Chuen, Pan An-yi, Park Chankyong, Pi Li, Polit-Sheer-Form Office, Prem Krishnamurthy, Qiu Anxiong, Qiu Deshu, Qiu Zhijie, Rania Ho, Raqs Media Collective, Reiko Tomii, Rina Banerjee, Roslisham Ismail a.k.a. Ise, Ruijun Shen, Sabih Mohd Ahmed, Samsom Young, Samson Young, Sareth Svay, Sean Anderson, Sen Uesaki, Shaina Anand, Sharmini Pereira, Shiraga Kazuo, Shuddhabrata Sengupta, Sohl Lee, Sopheap Pich, Stephanie Comilang, Su Yu-Hsien, Sung Hwan Kim, Sunghee Lee, Tabaimo, Takahiko Iimura, Takeshi Ikeda, Tang Kwok Hin, Teresa Kwong, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Tiffany Chung, Tobias Madison, Uli Sigg, Wang Jianwei, Wang Jing, Wang Wei, William LIM, Work on Work, Wu Shanzhuan, Xiaoyu Weng, Xin Wang, Xu Bing, Xu Tan, YANG Jiechang, Ying Kwok, YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES, Yung MA, Zhang Hongtu, Zhang Peili, Zheng Shengtian, Zhou Tao, Zoe Butt