Khmer Rouge Survivors's official bio
Grammy-winning producer Ian Brennan (Zomba Prison Project, Tinariwen, Hanoi Masters) returns to Southeast Asia to record traditional-based musicians from Cambodia who survived the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime. The result is both heartbreaking and inspiring.
As the name suggests, this project led by Amnesty International activist and flautist Arn Chorn Pond, features survivors of the Pol Pot regime which claimed the lives of over one million civilians and cruelly targeted the country’s artists, musicians, and intellectuals. The Survivors’ moving debut album They Will Kill You, If You Cry was released in 2016 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the genocide and their unique South-East Asian blues promises to pack an even more emotional punch live on stage.