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— by Josh Feola: To say there’s a lot to listen to in Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital, is an understatement. There are a handful of artists plugging in to the current pop-trap zeitgeist, like K W A N & SCOTTY BLVCK and RuthKo, alongside MCs like Kreative Kingz and Morano morno, who rap in Khmer over older-school beats. There’s Vibratone, the standard bearers of Phnom Penh reggae, who feature a player on the Roneat ek, a hardwood xylophone used in Cambodian classical music. And of course, there’s a vast sea of traditional music from the periphery, some of which are carefully archived by a small group of field recordists and archival labels…

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