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For proof of the universality of rock’n’ roll, look no further than Cambodia in the 1960s and ’70s. Even there, young people picked up electric guitars and studied Mick Jagger’s moves, melding Eastern melody with Western groove in ways that are still strikingly fresh. Yet in one of the 20th century’s most extreme examples of the effects of politics on popular culture, Cambodia’s pop scene — along with virtually every other manifestation of modern society there — was brutally stamped out with the 1975 arrival of the Khmer Rouge. Khmer female filmmaker and DJane Sao Sopheak invites you to her CAMBODIAN ROCK NIGHT, digging up rare tracks by legendary singers Sinn Sisamouth, Ros Sereisothea, Pen Ron.