Pop-Up Tents For Weddings, Funerals and Blessings — Khmer Style

This audio is from a funeral tent. These tents just seem to pop-up all over the place. Whether celebrating a wedding, a funeral or good luck blessing of a new business, they can last from 1 to 7 days blasting their music and chants before disappearing again. Bright pink and yellow colors indicate a wedding while black and white, a funeral.

Sometimes they block an entire street so that you can’t get your car or moto through (or out in some cases). If you own a business and the tent is sidled up to your front door you are just out of luck. The blaring music and chants start around 5am and can go on into the evening.

They have become quite poignant sounds for me.