Cambodia works to revive an ancient harp, plucked from a temple wall

Cambodia works to revive an ancient harp, plucked from a temple wall – PRI, October 30, 2013
…Even though the harp vanished, its image remained, recorded on bas-relief sculptures carved into the walls of some of Cambodia’s ancient temples and monuments. Kersalé started by tracing out the shape of the harp. He studied inscriptions that might shed light on how the harps were made and used, and he examined similar instruments that survived elsewhere in the region.
The challenge now is how to make an old instrument relevant today, when it hasn’t been heard in centuries…

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