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The Musician.

By Buffalo_Tom
Continuing with the Cambodia images .At Prea Khan Temple again this young boy was playing a traditional Cambodian Instrument called the Khim / Yangqin. A seven stringed instrument sometimes played with two sticks but here with one stick and his right hand, to make the most beautiful sound. He was sat down to play this instrument but on closer inspection the poor Boy had no legs. I was numbstruck and quite emotional when I saw that. His crutches were nearby and I hadn't noticed them at the time. But he could make that instrument talk.
Thank you

Tags: Cambodia Musician Traditional music Portraits and people People and portraits

Voters: TheURL, mike9005, woodini254 and 31 more

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TheURL Plus
1 19 1 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2021 9:42AM
That's lovely Tom - to me, the best photos (as opposed to images) have a story to tell - and this is a wonderful photo.
chase Plus
16 2.3k 592 England
20 Mar 2021 9:55AM
What an emotional story Tom, bless him. His music making must be very important to him.
20 Mar 2021 10:22AM
What a sad story Tom, beautifully captured..Lin
af1 8 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2021 10:33AM
Beautiful shot but a sad situation for the young lad,,no doubt his talent will give him a life...
20 Mar 2021 11:11AM
Beautiful capture.
Sylvia
johnke Plus
8 231 17 England
20 Mar 2021 1:19PM
A super Image of this young boy Tom....John
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 20 Canada
20 Mar 2021 1:32PM
All his sorrow has gone into making beautiful music. He's a clever boy who has found his purpose. A beautiful image Tom.
manicam 17 44 1 Canada
20 Mar 2021 2:20PM
Great wow 🌹🥃🌹



Sherman Grin
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2021 3:26PM
Lovely image, a delightful candid...
Isabel GrinGrin
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2021 8:08PM
so beautifully captured and presented Tom
so sad the story, but he looks so content and involved in what
he is doing... truly beautiful
Touching image. So many people in Cambodia have lost their limbs and still are losing them due to the landmines and unexploded bombs 'souvenirs' of the Vietnam War. I never would have expected to see so many aroung the Angkor War temples where they try to make a living off tourism. The US dropped more bombs off over Cambodia than over both Laos and Vietnam together. It's an ongoing tragedy..

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