CISM in the Archive: Rotanak (Oro) Oum and the Cambodian Vintage Music Archive Project

May 18, 2022 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Special Research Collections, UCSB Library
The Cambodian Vintage Music Archive (CVMA) works to recover and digitally restore vinyl recordings of Cambodian popular music from the pre-Khmer Rouge “golden age” in the highest quality possible. CVMA founders Rotanak (Oro) Oum and Nate Sovannet Hun will speak about the CVMA and their current project to build relationships with surviving families of pre-Khmer Rouge era performers and restore their claims to reproductions of golden era sound recordings.
This event is presented by UCSB Library and UCSB’s Center for the Interdisciplinary Studies of Music (CISM) as part of the CISM in the Archive event series.  Each year, a music scholar is invited into UCSB Library’s Special Research Collections to explore historic sound collections and offer a public talk incorporating research and recordings. This series is designed to highlight the use of archival resources in the interdisciplinary study of music. This event is co-sponsored by EAC.