Monday, May 27, 2013

Arn Chorn-Pond

I talked about the game Timeline last week. Through Timeline, I learned that the invention of the first flute took place before the formation of the first village, the domestication of sheep and cattle, the invention of wine, and the fabrication of glass. The flute came before all that.

For Music Monday, we have a flute player with a serious story to share:

More info and places to learn about Arn Chorn-Pond:

Cambodian brings story of genocide to younger audience by Joseph P. Kahn

The Flute Player (an hour long PBS documentary about Arn Chorn-Pond) on Netflix and Amazon.

Never Fall Down is a young adult novel by Patricia McCormick based on Arn's life.


Linda B said...

Hi Tabatha! I finally took the time to look at the videos, and found such an inspirational story. I know some of this history, even remember when the news told of the Khmer Rouge atrocities, but do not know this man's story. Thank you for all of the links. I've marked the book as a TBR for sure.

Steve Riege said...

Hi Tabatha - I wonder if you have heard of Arn's newest project - The Khmer Magic Music Bus. You can check it out at and

Steve Riege said...

The websites didn't appear on my previous post. Here's another try -