Champa Videos

Michael Blake: Kingdom of Champa The idea for Kingdom Of Champa came to Blake while he was travelling from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue (listening to Miles Davis’s Sketches Of Spain). The emotions engendered by that journey, the music, the people, the food, the smells of Vietnam, as well as the music of his own life in the United States, all blend together on Champa to create an exciting compositional hybrid. The album is named after the Cham people, who despite their small numbers are an important part of Vietnamese history. All the compositions are Blake’s, with the exception of Folksong, a traditional Vietnamese song Blake heard being played by a blind guitarist in Ho Chi Minh City, for which he did the arrangements. Champa is a very immediate and emotional musical travelogue of a country both well known and extremely foreign to North Americans.

Champa – History and Tower-Temples Series, Part 1

Champa – History and Tower-Temples Series, Part 2

Champa – History and Tower-Temples Series, Part 3

Champa – History and Tower-Temples Series, Part 4

Champa – History and Tower-Temples Series, Part 5

Champa – History and Tower-Temples Series, Part 6

Cham Pottery (Gom Bau Truc)

Tapuk Cham

Phụ nữ Dân quân Chăm

 

 

 

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