Cambodia - Temples, Books, Films and ruminations...by Andy Brouwer
Friday, November 18, 2011
In a tuk-tuk
Dengue Fever are back in Phnom Penh after their whizz around the provinces and play the biggest gig of the Cambodian leg of their Electric Mekong Tour at Koh Pich, building M, this evening. Tickets are $10 a pop and it promises to be another rip-roaring fun time. The video above was taken by the Tuk-Tuk Sessions folks and show Chhom Nimol and Zac Holtzman singing and playing Tiger Phone Card whilst driving along Sisowath Quay. The final gig by the band will be at Wat Ang Soeng Pagoda, next to Tonle Bati Lake this Sunday (7pm), about 40kms outside of the city. It's free and a fabulous chance to catch the band taking their music to the masses.
Another favourite band of mine, but with a completely different style of music, are reggae band Gabbidon, from Birmingham, England. Led from the front by former Steel Pulse guitar-wizard Basil Gabbidon, they are embarking on a new phase of gigging and releasing music and you can keep up to date with them at their brand new website. My biographies of Basil and his brother Colin are included in the website pages, as are many of my pictures.