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Khmer Oral History Project: Interview with Loeung Bun
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Loeung Bun grew up in Mongkol Borei and Battambang in Cambodia. Orphaned at 16, he taught himself to be a musician. He plays a number of Cambodian stringed instruments. He traveled with a band and was living in Sisophon with his family when the Khmer Rouge came to power in 1975. The family was separated and Loeung Bun's life was spared so he could play music in performances by the Khmer Rouge. Cambodians in the audience were often killed as part of the performances. From 1979 to December 1981, he lived in a number of Thai refugee camps, then he came to Minnesota. He describes being taken advantage of by sponsor and a landlord. His wife and two daughters currently live in the United States. His son still lives in Cambodia.
Quantity 1.5 hours videocassette
41 pages transcript
Format Content Category: moving images
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:29:56 running time
Creation Narrator: Bun, Loeung
Interviewer: Foster, Wood
Interpreter: Yan, Yoeuth
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Khmer (Cambodian)
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 08/11/1992
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
ID Number OH 91
Accession Number AV1993.120.1
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Khmer Oral History Project'