Lambert M. SurhoneISBN: 978-6-1320-0507-6;
The Yike is a form of Khmer traditional theatre that have deep connections to Cambodian culture. It is based on singing and dancing, which gained it immense widespread popularity in Cambodia. The Yike performed in nearly every province of Cambodia, and by the Khmer Krom communities in southern Vietnam. The Khmer Krom have two terms for it, the Yike as the rest of Khmer communities, and the Yuke which is used to refer to the dance theatre also known as Lakhon Bassac. There is a Thai form of Yike, called the Likay. Due to the relationship between Cham and Khmer empires in ancient time, the Yike was heavily influence by Cham culture. The two kingdoms often fought between each other, thus influences from the Chams on Yike drama was likely the result of such. Influence on the Yike came not only from the results of war, where the weaker kingdom adopted influence from the latter more powerful kingdom but also from intermarriages between Chams and...
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