Saturday, October 27, 2012

Over to the dark side

Noir is not something I know much about. But I hope to be enlightened when I get a copy of a brand new book, Phnom Penh Noir, which has been published by Heaven Lake Press in the past few days. Edited by novelist Christopher G Moore, the book will shed light on the tough, bleak, dark, shadowy side of the city, if that makes sense. It contains fictional short stories by internationally recognised writers such as James Grady, John Burdett and film producer and director Roland Joffé, as well as lyrics from Krom, the poetry of Kosol Kheiv, and the photography from a number of local and international artists. 20% of the books profits will go to charity and a book launch is set for the end of next month at the FCC for an invited audience only.
Staying on the dark side, and the debut album from the band Krom, called Songs from the Noir, will be showcased when the band make their live debut on CTN's Cambodia Entertainment Tonight program on Saturday 17 November, from 5.30pm. They will perform three songs, one accompanied by dancers from the Children of Bassac group, whilst an interview with singer Sophea Chamroeun will also be aired.

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