Photo © Elizabeth Riley

The first encounter took place in 2016 at Music & Art School of Siem Reap with workshops followed by concerts in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh.

In September 2017, Mango Dream will be in residency at the historic theater in Pézenas, France.
This residency will be followed by concerts in the region.
The concerts will be accompanied by school programs focusing on Cambodian music and instruments with explanations on the daily life of traditional musicians and the origins of the compositions. These programs include a concert of traditional Cambodian Music by the three Cambodian musicians from the project.
A CD of Mango Dream will be recorded at the Studio Conti in Pézenas.

MANGO DREAM is an innovative Franco – Cambodian music project with the group MEZCAL JAZZ UNIT and three musicians from CAMBODIAN LIVING ARTS in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.


Christophe Azema (saxophones)
Phan Chamroeun (tro che, kloy)
Lun Chumnith (kse diew, troy)
Jean Marie Frédéric (guitar)
Emmanuel de Gouvello (bass)
Alexandre Scarpatti (trombone)
Daniel Solia (drums)
Sour Vanna (roneat ek)

Elizabeth Riley (management)

The repertory combines original compositions and Khmer traditional melodies arranged for the ensemble. The compositions and arrangements are by Emmanuel de Gouvello, the artistic director of the project.

This project was made possible by grants from the SPEDIDAM and the CNV in 2016.



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