Cambodian culture continues to flourish despite the genocidal campaign by the Khmer Rouge government against its own people in the 1970s. That dark era overshadowed a long, rich tradition of music and dance in the Southeast Asian country, and this afternoon's festival reveals some of the vibrant variety of styles currently emerging from Cambodia. The lineup ranges from traditional-minded groups to more adventurous rock explorers, including Bochan, Indradevi, Khmer Kid, Laura Mam and The Cambodian Space Project. Headliners Dengue Fever are a fascinating collision of cultures: Lead singer Chhom Nimol is influenced by Cambodian pop from the 1960s, but when her birdlike melodies are combined with the alt-rock styles of guitarist Zac Holtzman (ex-Dieselhed) and his organist brother, Ethan Holtzman, the effect is madly enchanting and distinctly unusual.
Sun., Aug. 3, 3 p.m., 2014
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