‘I am original’ at Hard Rock

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Artists featured in the #IAmOriginal album posing at Hard Rock Cafe in Phnom Penh. Engly Tuy (Sakura)

Ten famous and rising singer-songwriters and 10 emerging directors in Cambodia have come together to collaborate on the “#IAmOriginal Music Album”, which is a celebration of original compositions. The album was launched at Hard Rock Cafe in Phnom Penh last weekend.

Individual artists wrote and composed their own music and put them together in an album with different storytelling and styles. There are also high quality music videos that the 10 directors worked on.

#IAmOriginal is a non-profit music foundation aimed at promoting creative and innovative music in Cambodia by providing training, legal consultation, financial and marketing support to artists who are passionate about music.

#IAmOriginal comes after “Songkites” – an effort by musicians Euan Gray and Philllip Javelle in 2014 – to record the original compositions of 12 young Cambodian artists.

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