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Khmer Oral History Project: Interview with Loeung Bun
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.
1.5 hours videocassette
41 pages transcript
Content Category: moving images
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
01:29:56 running time
Interviewee: Bun, Loeung
Interviewer: Foster, Wood
Interpreter: Yan, Yoeuth
Made in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Khmer Americans -- Minnesota.
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 91 (Library Call Number)
AV1993.120.1 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Khmer Oral History Project'