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A collection of Cambodian and Barang bands recorded live at Equinox 2010-2015 Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
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So what is all this “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 photographs, you can view here, 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.
Here is a list of the band recordings available:
2 Shots and a Chase Adobo Conspiracy Anti-Fate Bacano Balgass Conrad Keely Damage Derry Pigweed Diego Dimarques Doctor Eggs Durian Fumes Gobshite MGC Grass Snake Union GTS Jazz Quartet Holey Bucket Union Holiday in Cambodia Jaworski 7 Jerby Salas Santo Joe Wrigley Joshua Chiang Kampot Playboys Keith Kenny Keren Keziah Kheltica Klezbodians KokThlok Kosal Khiev KTFM Leonard G. Reyes Les Frogs Lisa Concepcion Little Duke & the Mekong Blues Messengers Los Hermanos Los Illustrados Los Poporks Marsyas Mekong Messengers Mincers Moi Tiet! Musikero Na Zdorovie International Corporation Osmosis Paul Janowskis & Matt Dwyer Phnom Penh Hippie Orchestra Phnom Penh Playboys Potato Stars Robin Narciso Rhiannon Johnson Quintet Richard Marshall with Troy Campbell Roxanne Dumant Sangvar Day Scoddy & the Quality Drops Scott Bywater Sliten6ix Sonic Detergent Sonny Krishnan Sopbai Hannukah Klezmer Band Sophie Rose Splitter Submarine Brass Band Tango & Snatch Teaner Terners The Digs The Knockouts The Love Below Tiny Tunes TJ Brown Troy Campbell Underdogs Vibratone Will and the People