Thursday, July 9, 2009

Lame excuse

Ouch Savy appeared but only on a short video clip
What a disappointment the Joop evening turned out to be, at Meta House tonight. Chapei musician Ouch Savy, the main reason for my attendance, was nowhere to be seen in person and a lame excuse for her absence was given as an afterthought by the organisers. Instead, an eclectic assortment of video, Khmer poetry and rap included a brief appearance by Savy as well as her master tutor, Kong Nay, on video. The main thrust of the night was a film, When the rivers run backwards, by Julien Poulson and Justin Foster who combined images of Phnom Penh with differing music styles - though, as they pointed out, it was a very rough-cut version. The most enjoyable video on show was a rap by Dang Kosal, formerly on the staff at Meta House and one of the bodyguards in the musical Where Elephants Weep, who was introduced by his rap moniker, MC Curly. Looks like rap and a cap worn at an angle will be the next time we see Kosal in the public eye. I went away disappointed that I still haven't seen Ouch Savy live.
MC Curly, better known to me as Dang Kosal, raps it up on video

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Savy looks cute! Pls post more pics of her. - Thiouum, San Fco.

July 10, 2009 at 5:27 AM  
Blogger Andy Brouwer said...

Hi Thiouum,
I will certainly post more pics of Savy when I eventually meet her. I was so disappointed that she wasn't there last night as the organisers had promised and promoted. They didn't even mention her until reminded about her absence, half way through the event. I almost walked out then, but stayed out of respect for the work of the other artists.

July 10, 2009 at 9:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that was really nasty and I understand the way you feel - Thiouum

July 10, 2009 at 11:28 AM  

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