5W 1H about Khmer Harp
Khmer Harp (Khmer Pin) is one of Cambodian musical instruments, which is performed in traditional and classical music of Cambodia. Khmer harp has been newly reintroduced within these two years after being disappeared for centuries without a certain reason.
What: What is harp? The harp is a stringed musical instrument which is curved like a boat with a long neck and has a number of individual strings running at an angle to its soundboard. The more stings, the more beautiful sound it is. Its strings are made from silk starting from 6, 8, 13, 16, or 22 strings, while its soundboard is made from animal hides—the skin of snake, goat, or cow. The golden head of harp is decorated into different sharps—the head of dragon, garuda, swan, or lion— which are the representatives of powerful creatures. Its body is made by native wood that could help producing loud and attractive sound. Khmer harp can be in any colors, and it costs from 400$ up.
Why: Why harp?
Harp is made in a creative, flexible, and beautiful feature. It functions so many roles. It can play alone or with other instruments both traditional and international. Some people believe harp could bring them luck besides the good look.
Where and When? Harp can be placed anywhere and played anytime. Harp is seen in almost every single performance and orchestra including Pinpeat, Mohory, and Opera except in the funeral. The harp can play in any national and international events and festivals.
Who: Who is a harp player?
Anyone can play harp, yet for those who born with talent may need only 6 months. And for those who born with no talent need double or even triple times comparing to those talented people, which means they need one to two years to be able to play harp. Until now, there are only around 10 harp players; the first harp player is Snguon Kavei Sereyroth, 14-year-old, a daughter of harp creator Keo SonanKavei.
How: How Khmer Harp has been revived?
Although this ancient musical instrument is lost for centuries, its image remained and recorded on the sculpture of Cambodian temples—Angkor Wat and Bayon. According to the temple walls, Khmer harp was first existed since 7th century, was disappeared after 12th century, and was newly revived in 2012 by senior Cambodian musicians Keo SonanKavei and Him Sophy together with a French ethnomusicologist Patrick Kersalé. Resulting from the image on temple wall, this long-lost sound has been finally brought to reality after being reinstalled again and again. However, nobody is sure how to play this stringed instrument or what it should sound like as it went unheard for centuries.
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This is rare! Never before!
I need a break….
Stepping into this career, a journalist, I have a very clear vision of mine.
Well, I know that one society isn’t healthy enough, it’s a big mistake of the government, so-called “The Parent.”
But what? Is parent the only one actor to be blamed?
A lot of people think that, but not Me.
Everyone in the society is the important actors that can move this country forward. The more active the actors can perform, the more healthy one country is.
Most of my articles, if the readers pay their attention on, M trying to figure out what would young generation known as youth could do for their own society, what they could do to minimize the negatives in the society. M trying to figure out anyone who has made a positive marks in the society expecting that there will be more to come, more role model, more inspirational actors.
You guys get higher degree? you guys work just to get well-paid for ur own expense? You’re wasting Human Resource!!!
Have u ever turned off the light and air-con at school in order to save the earth energy? Have u ever think of deliver ur left food after eating at restaurant for the poor? Have u ever decided to queue up while the rest don’t do it? Have u ever spare ur money on the poor in any means?
Just these simple acts can reflect what u are doing good for the society and the world!!!)
Most people just complain, Just Complain, I repeat, they take no any actions. Even worse, while they are complaining about others’ wrong doing, they are doing another wrong thing, they are creating another trouble, and they don’t aware of their mistake.
I believe ‘Education’ and ‘Public Participation’ are the only way to make this home better 🙂