Sunday, August 1, 2010

Au revoir

With Yamong, my date for the evening, at Equinox
The Cambodian Space Project are on their way to France soon, as they kept reminding us during last night's au revoir gig at Equinox. They will be sorely missed after this rip-roaring performance. The bar was packed solid for the start of their farewell gig and the arrival of a group of young Khmers hell bent on enjoying the music and displaying their dancing talents added lots of local flavour to the proceedings. The CSP are a top combo and deserve nights like these. The '60s Cambodian rock music they deliver is catchy, unique and danceable. Once my date for the evening, Yamong and Nancy took to the floor, there was an avalanche of dancers, especially the young Khmers who threw themselves into the fray with gay abandon (I've always wanted to say that). CSP delivered three sets, running through their most memorable numbers from favourites like Pan Ron and Ros Sereysothea as well as some of lead singer's Srey Thy's own compositions. The night ended in rapturous applause and lots of sweaty bodies, mine included. Enjoy yourselves in France CSP but hurry back please.
Scott Bywater and Srey Thy take the stage for a couple of Srey Thy's own compositions
Cheers...from Yamong as we take a breather from dancing
Some members of the young Khmer formation dance team



Blogger mythicaldude said...

That's all well and good Andy, but I miss the "Peanut Princess". Seriously.

August 1, 2010 at 8:47 PM  
Blogger Andy Brouwer said...

Tell me about it :-)
She, and her child (and hubby) have disappeared without trace.

August 1, 2010 at 9:27 PM  

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