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Pearl of Asia Disques is a concept for the preservation of historical and endangered Cambodian pop music.
The 50s and 60s were a period of prosperity and creativity in Cambodia and particularly their capital city of Phnom Penh.
It was here that a group of singers and musicians became hugely prolific in writing rock ‘n roll and afrocuban-influenced pop music.
These artists became beloved superstars in their home country and have gained historical prominence and fandom worldwide in
the years since then.
Sadly, they were victim of the Khmer Rouge genocide that occurred during the second half of the 1970s, and most artists were killed.
Their music was also targeted for destruction, and very few copies of the music now remain, on highly sought-after original records
which survive in states of various deterioration.
Our hope is to secure funding to restore this music to its best possible sound, and replicate the original records – both the
beautiful music and equally beautiful record covers, which are amazingly vibrant and interesting.