| Aug 25, 2023
Close up of the Takhe Instrument (KCDI)
Thank you all for your generous and kind support of our School and of our Blind Students. Your help has provided them with nourishing meals, clothing, medical care and Tuition!
On the 10th August with very kind funding from the Michael Merriman Family Foundation, our Blind Studnts and Masters have completed 12 professional Recordings of Tradtional Cambodian Mohori Music, using "Changvat Pi Chuon", (the beautiful double-rythmn of the Skor Romonear drum, reserved for the ancient Mohori Music).
The Recordings were done with expertise and patience by Sound engineer Rob O'Hara, (Mute-speaker studios), with the ghost track done in our Main Hall at our School and subsequent Solo voice and Instrumentals recorded in a studio setting.
In this report, we would like to share with you some of the beautiful photographs kindly taken by Photographer Steve Porte, with the permission of our Students and Masters.
These Recordings will be available for the public soon and are part of our Student's progress towards becoming Independent Professional Musicians. The name of their Traditional Khmer Music Ensemble is, "Pikar Duntray Vitay Santepheap" - also known in shorter version as "The Path of Peace".
Our enormous and profound gratitude goes to Loak Kru Ros Samouen, our Mohori Music Master for his priceless dedication and Teaching. Our Thanks also to Neark Kru Lyda.
On the 11th August, we also celebrated our 29th Anniversary since our Founding.
We are so Grateful to each Person who has supported our School over nearly 3 decades.
With much love and blessings to everyone!
Catherine and Everyone at KCDI!
KCDI Blind Students during Recording
The Founder of KCDI, and Loak Kru Samouen