During the 1960s, Cambodian musical orchestra were a mixed of western and indigenous instruments. Musical concerts that were played by western instruments were mostly consist of woodwind, trumpet and guitar. Others were played solely by indigenous instruments but followed western musical theory.
The theme songs in various movies were usually added by a Sralai, which is similar to the Shahnai played in India. The Sralai were usually played within the Cambodian traditional orchestra of the Royal court, that accompanies the Royal Ballet, the Khmer Remkea, the play based on the Ramayana style. During the 1950's until 70s, Cambodian music and architectural design reached a new height since the Angkor era, and it is the objective of this website trying to preserve the Cambodian musical melody.