Absolutely Free Downloads of Live Music from Cambodia
7+ gigabytes to choose from – download via https & torrent. A collection of Cambodian and Barang bands recorded live at Equinox 2010-2015 Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
So what is all this “Absolutely Free Downloads of free music” about?
For 9 years the Equinox Bar and Restaurant stood at #3 Street 278 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia near Wat Langka. Over the years it evolved into an award winning music venue. From 2010-2015 I took over the helm and while doing so recorded many of the shows. The link above is the effort of years of work and a historical record of the booming music scene in Cambodia from that era. It was a group effort and the vibe of the times is now lost forever as the influx of East Asian investment money has turned Phnom Penh into a hot bed of unregulated and under planned real estate investment. These recordings, along with many amazing photographs, you can view at the extensively catalogued Equinox Archives Online, are all that remain of that epic ‘Golden Age of Barang” music. Many of the players and participants have moved on, either out of Cambodia or off the planet to a heavenly domain. Many do remain carrying the torch of live music in Phnom Penh but the foundation that was once Equinox, along with Sharky’s, Slur Bar, and Showbox, are lost forever.
UPDATE 1 JULY 2021 – The old Sharky’s Blog is still up and has some historical value indeed!