Smot Singing of Cambodia

The incredible and ancient Smot Singing of Cambodia, seen here being taught at a school in Phnom Pen, reminds me in so many ways of Irish Sean Os singing. I think the farther we look back with traditional singing in all cultures around the world, the greater the similarities are. The notes and complexities of the scales used seem almost paralleled, with only minor deviations in timing and meter. So similar but roots from eons ago when there was very little or no communication between cultures thousands of miles apart.


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