The Pinpeat Orchestra of Cambodia

The pinpeat (ពិណពាទ្យ) orchestra or musical ensemble performs the ceremonial music of the royal courts and temples of Cambodia. The orchestra consists of approximately nine or ten instruments, mainly wind and percussion (including several varieties of xylophone and drums). It accompanies court dances, masked plays, shadow plays, and religious ceremonies. It is very similar to the piphat (ปี่พาทย์) ensemble of Thailand, which will feature in an … Continue reading The Pinpeat Orchestra of Cambodia