Thursday, February 24, 2011

More music and reading

Recently my blog postings have been all music, dance and books, music dance and books. But no-one has actually complained so I'll carry on in that vein today. For the dance enthusiasts amongst my readers, then Phnom Penh welcomes not only the Dansez Roam! indoor sessions tomorrow and Saturday night at Chenla, but also a series of outdoor performances on Koh Pich on Sunday evening. All are free. Also tomorrow and Saturday Meta House will host the People in Buildings contemporary dance sessions at 7pm both nights. And don't forget the open stage discussion event at the Khmer Arts Ensemble headquarters in Takhmao on Saturday morning at 9.30am. And if you find yourself in Siem Reap, it's the Tribute to the Masters concerts at the Angkor temple complex on Friday and Saturday night. Staying in Siem Reap, The Like Me's, fresh from the Tribute gigs, will play the FCC on Sunday evening. Before I forget, those Like Me ladies will be back in Phnom Penh on Thursday 3 March and will be on stage at Parkway from 8pm, with proceeds going towards Cambodian Living Arts and the Anvaya Initiative for overseas Khmers. Tickets are $8 in advance from various outlets. This is a 'must see' concert, as is the Cambodian Space Project at Equinox on the following evening (Friday 4 Mar).
Update: I went to buy my Parkway/Like Me's ticket tonight from Promesses, the lingerie boutique shop on St 282, and would recommend it to everyone, male and female. The latter will be impressed by the gorgeous looking underwear for sale and the former by the lovely sales assistant and the surroundings. Tickets for the Parkway gig are $8 in advance, $10 on the door.
Onto books and Monument have yet another book launch this Sunday (27 Feb) at 4pm when the children's illustrated book, Sinat and the Instrument of the Heart will be presented by the author, the illustrator, who happens to be none other than Vann Nath, the famous survivor of Tuol Sleng Prison, and Sinat himself, who will play a series of traditional Khmer instruments. I won't be there as its football this weekend with the quarter-finals of the Hun Sen Cup at Olympic Stadium, but I recommend you find time to pop along to Monument Books for what sounds to be a pretty special event.

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Anonymous Eric said...

You buy a concert ticket at Promesses and get a G String for free...?

February 25, 2011 at 5:18 PM  
Blogger Andy Brouwer said...

Let's just say that the often painful experience of parting with my hard earned cash was made much more pleasant by the surroundings I found myself in. No freebies at Promesses as far as I know.

February 26, 2011 at 1:41 AM  

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