The Khmer Magic Music Bus

Restoring Cambodia's rich musical heritage, one village at a time.

Our Misson

The Khmer Magic Music Bus intends to carpet Cambodia with music by helping Cambodian master musicians and their students return traditional music performance and education to the people of rural Cambodia, one village at a time.

Our Method

Our twenty-five passenger bus carries master musicians and their students to the villages of rural Cambodia so they can share the experience of listening to and learning about their musical heritage. The project directly pays Khmer artists, music/video technicians, and the bus driver as well as covering all management, planning and travel expenses for the Khmer team.  All expenses during the time the bus travels in the countryside are covered by the project. The US-based team serves in a purely voluntary capacity, neither receiving nor expecting any compensation other than the pleasure taken in the joy created by The Bus in its travels.

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Latest News

The Bus Returns to Kampong Thom in August

Eight Artists will return to perform in Kampong Thom on August 5, 2017. Thoch Savang, Mun Hai, Thorn Seyma, Keut Ran, Prom Chheng and Arn Chorn Pond will bring the joy of Traditional music to the village of Pramattdey.

An Evening Concert at Cherteal Primary School

The KMMB returned to the Cherteal Primary School on February 25, 2017.

With the support of people like you, the relationships deepen and the joy grows.

The KMMB Visits the US Embassy




Many thanks to Ambassador and Mrs. Heidt for inviting The Khmer Magic Music Bus to perform at the Embassy in Phnom Penh on February 24, 2017.

It means a great deal to be able to share the power and joy of Cambodia’s traditional music with your community.

ក្រុមភ្លេងលេងតាមឡានក្រុងមួយ ដែលមានឈ្មោះថា Khmer Magic Music Bu…

ក្រុមភ្លេងលេងតាមឡានក្រុងមួយ ដែលមានឈ្មោះថា Khmer Magic Music Bus បានមកស្ថានទូតអាមេរិក កាលពីពេលពីរសប្តាហ៍មុន ដើម្បីធ្វើការប្រគំតន្រ្តីពិសេសមួយ។ សូមមើលលោកឯកអគ្គរដ្ឋទូត Heidt និងលោកជំទាវ Heidt ព្រមទាំងបុគ្គលិកនិងគ្រួសារបុគ្គលិកស្ថានទូតចូលរួមនៅក្នុងការសប្បាយនេះ ដោយមានការបញ្ចប់ទៅយ៉ាងពិសេសមួយ!The Khmer Magic Music Bus stopped by the U.S. Embassy the other week for a special concert. Watch Ambassador Heidt, Mrs. Heidt, and the Embassy community join along in the fun – with a special endingKhmer Magic Music Bus គឺជាអង្គការមិនមែនរដ្ឋាភិបាលខ្មែរ ផ្នែកសិល្បៈមួយ ដែលដឹកនាំតន្រ្តីករបូរាណ និងសិស្សរបស់គេទៅកាន់តំបន់ជនបទ ដើម្បីបន្តរក្សាប្រពៃណីផ្នែកដូរតន្រ្តីអោយនៅរស់រវើក។! The Khmer Magic Music Bus is a Cambodian arts NGO that transports classical musicians and their students to rural areas to keep musical traditions alive. #Cambodia.

Posted by U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Monday, March 6, 2017