Note: Alan Lomax asks Sara Soy how many languages he speaks (five) and how he became a performer. Did villagers (ordinary people) have folk music? Yes, music for harvest, fishing, and crops such as coconuts. Also wedding and other ceremonial dances, such as the initiation of monks in the Pagoda. The Ramayana was learned in high school and studied in detail. A lady from the royal palace taught him to sing excerpts word for word (excerpts). Whole performance is seven hours long. Slow paced, not like the movies. There was a royal troupe and also performances by farmers. Older people liked the Ramayana, young people liked the movies, but Sara Soy and some other young people also liked the Ramayana. Children learn dancing, singing, and playing instruments in earliest childhood from parents. They practice together. Royal troupe was all female. King had hundreds of wives. He might admire a girl and her father had to obey. Father received some recompense. Significance of movements. Dancers mime the words of the story. Cambodians admire softness. All movements must be gentle. Respect for elders is paramount. Children kneel to parents. Younger children respect older siblings, never address them by name.