The Mekong Sessions
bandwagon rolls on. The idea is to get some top notch musical acts to come and perform in Phnom Penh, put Cambodia on the map and tempt the apparent 15 million expats in the area to part with their hard-earned cash. Some of the proceeds will go to the Red Cross, whilst disabled sport in the kingdom will also benefit. The first act to perform, on 27 November, will be the music legend Leonard Cohen, who I've personally never heard of. Bob Dylan may've been a better bet, or Celine Dion, Carlos Santana, or even Nana Mouskouri (she's sold 200 million records you know). Anyways, ticket prices for the 5,000-seat venue have been announced and they range from $282.50 for the cheap seats to over $550 for the VIPs. Oh, and there's a booking and transaction fee on top. This is the first of many acts to grace Phnom Penh according to the organizers. Watch this space.
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