Monday, December 13, 2010
You might want to head up to Siem Reap and Angkor on 25 or 26 February, if an evening of musical story-telling and dance, set against a backdrop of the Bayon temple, is your idea of a good night out. The Tribute to the Masters concert has a sponsor's Gala Dinner on the first night at $100 a head, whilst the next evening the price comes down to a more manageable $10-20. On offer will be a diverse collection of performers and artists, with the teenage soprano bosbaPANH leading the way, alongwith members of her talented family and other artists of high calibre, including renowned cellist Sarah O'Brien, French jazz musician Jean Marc Padovani, folk singer Ieng Sithul, Laura Mam and The Like Me's, Chinese flautist Liao Qi Cheng, the sounds of composer Ung Chinary, mixed with music from King Father Norodom Sihanouk, Sinn Sisamouth and classical Cambodian dance choreographed by Em Theay and performed by her grand-daughter Nam Narin. Quite a line-up and a bit of something for everyone.