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 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.
Before heading to WOMAD (World of Music, Arts and Dance) in the United Kingdom, The Khmer Magic Music Bus traveled to Siem Reap.
On July 6 musicians performed at the King Road Restaurant to promote Tree Planting in Kralanh District.
On July 7 The KMMB helped plant 300 trees. You can see all the action in Deyka’s video.
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.