Ho Chan Ensemble

Ho Chan is a master musician of pin-peat, the traditional Khmer music used in court dance, shadow plays, and religious ceremonies.  Ho Chan is from a family of musicians, and even after surviving work camps under the Khmer Rouge and rebuilding his life in exile, he is committed to carrying on the traditions of this extraordinary form of wind and percussive music. Based now in Long Beach, he performs with his ensemble, teaches his art to his apprentices, and has been recognized by numerous grants and fellowships.