Kain is a favorite of the people who live in Stung Treng province, which borders Laos. However, it is observed that people living in Battambang, Siem Reap, Oddar Meanchey, and Banteay Meanchey provinces are still using it. Sculpture of Kain being played was found on an ancient bronze drum dating to 500-300 BCE.
Through this Kain music, the Bophana Center renovated the recording of the 1970s, and it’s a traditional song of Samrée which is almost lost. This image is a drawing of a tool Kain used in Cambodia. We hope that we will be able to explore more of the ethnic Kain instruments in the country.
[00:00] Kain Music
[03:22] Cardamom Cultural Music
[09:05] Peacock and wild ox dance
[14:23] Singing correspondingly
[21:48] Dancing wearing wild ox horns and teasing each other
[25:57] Dancing wearing wild ox horns
[35:00] Lullaby (Bam Per)
Archives provided by Mr. Pou Thonevath
Picture: Mrs. Keo Narom