Q. What is that song you play in the intro/outro of the podcast?
That is a song by Sinn Sisamouth, one of Cambodia’s best-known singers. The song is Bopha Vientiane, purportedly written by the late King Norodom Sihanouk about a beautiful woman from Laos. There is an instrumental version of the song here. Cambodian music has been getting some (well-deserved) publicity lately. There is an upcoming documentary about Sinn Sisamouth and another on Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll.
Q. What are the images in your site headers?
The images in the headers include:
Other images were taken by myself from my personal collection. They include diorama’s from:
–The Ban Non Wat site museum in Ban Non Wat, Thailand
–The Memot Centre for Archaeology in Cambodia
-The museum at the Bandolier National Monument, New Mexico
-Bas Relief from the Bayon Temple, in Cambodia.