Monday, May 10, 2010
Dengue Fever week if you didn't know it with the all-American band (except lead female vocalist Chhom Nimol, who hails from Cambodia) visiting these shores and playing at least two gigs and making a couple of public appearances. Tonight at Meta House, the documenatry film of the band from their last visit here will be shown, Sleepwalking Through the Mekong, in both Khmer and English with a meet and greet afterwards. Tomorrow night (Tuesday), a $10 ticket gets you a seat at the Parkway Center for a live benefit gig by the band in support of Cambodian Living Arts. The music kicks off at 8pm at Parkway on Mao Tse Toung Boulevard. Wednesday (12 May) between 7-10pm, the Chinese House will host a discussion with musicians, filmmakers and fans about the 60s and 70s Khmer rock phenomenon with guests including members of the band. The overseas press club are behind it and if their last event was anything to go by, get there early. The band's busy schedule continues on Thursday (13 May) when a free concert for all, will be held in front of Wat Botum, beginning at 8pm, to mark Cambodia-USA relations. That will conclude Dengue Fever's short whistle-stop visit to Cambodia. Then we can enjoy the Dansez Roam! weekend on Friday and Saturday at Chenla Theatre with Belle and her team of dancers giving us another lesson in contemporary dance. Belle has been nursing a foot injury but is hoping to be back in rehearsals this week before the opening show on Friday. Free tickets from Amrita and CCF. Do not miss another opportunity to watch this exquisite dancer and her colleagues perform.