Messages and Messengers

I missed The Messenger Band at Meta-House, but Andy Brouwer didn’t.

They’ve now released an (internet only?) song that talks about the growing issue of evictions in Cambodia, at

My two cents? It may well be too late to  ‘save’ the lake, but maybe the residents can still try to get some decent compensation.

For the record, I’m not one much for activist songs, but in Cambodia, this is a rarity.  Speech about issues is much more charged and controversial in Khmer. As for the English/French press? That’s just a tiny minority of foreigners.  Donors do read it though, so it’s good to pay it lip service.

Above: Kung Nei (of Dey Krahom, also affected by evictions) does that thing he does best. Don’t miss it.

Tags: cambodia,evictions,khmer,society,music,video

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