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Weekly Wrap - Commencing Thursday the 30th April 2015

pic: Lewis Pragasam Facebook
Thursday the 30th April is International Jazz Dayofficially being celebrated in Phnom Penh tonight at the Starworks Academy in the Boeng Trabek area. Starworks is a new International educational center for Music, Arts and Dance situated in the LYLA Center. Founder and Director Lewis Pragasam has brought in some seriously good and hugely experienced musicians to perform at two concerts this week. Thursday's show is entitled 'Cuba Meets Asia' and will feature Cuban guitarist Marco Alonso, Indonesian pianist Metta Legita and Phnom-Penh based multi-instrumentalist Phil Javelle alongside Lewis Pragasam himself. The Malaysian master drummer will then re-join Alonso and Javelle at Starworks on Friday for a night of Cuban music, with awesome percussionist K.C.M. also appearing. Booking advised for these events via telephone: 077 68 44 38.

Showbox in heavier days – pic: www.kenedgar.com
You may have noticed a little 'doom and gloom' around the Phnom Penh music scene in April, with a number of venue closures (Slur, Equinox, Bodhi Villa) prompting talk of a decline. Fortunately, one doesn't need to look very far to find awesome music happening all over the city. Showbox will be pulling out all the stops this Friday for a special May Day concert. A couple of years ago, the Tuol-Sleng venue ran into neighbour problems when they staged live'n'loud rock shows on a regular basis. Recently, their noise levels have been limited to acoustic open mics held early in the evening. The owners of Showbox have decided to make an exception this weekend and have invited The Kampot Playboys over to headline a super bill of bands including Panic Jerks, Red Tin Dragon and Ziad Samman. Friday's line-up will demonstrate that music is still very much cooking in Phnom Penh and, moreover, there is fresh and exciting collaboration taking place between Barang and Cambodian musicians. The Kampot Playboys also play a full gig at Sharky Bar this Saturday night.

Miss Sarawan is busy in Phnom Penh this week, with three acoustic gigs across the city. The diminutive songstress is fond of the classic singers of 1960's Cambodia: Ros Sereysothea and Pan Ron. Miss Sarawan has also been working hard on her own original songs, and plans to début a few of them at Alley Bar this Friday, Cabaret on Tuesday night and FCC – The Mansion on Wednesday. Sara-wonderful!






Hot Club de Phnom Penh are 'taking it to the street' on Saturday for a guerilla gig of sizzling jazz manouche. Seb Adnot (double bass), Aymen Ghali (guitar) and Nono (violin) will be jamming on the riverside area of Phnom Penh (opposite the night-market) from 5pm. Later that night, Phnom Penh's outdoor nightclub, Dusk Till Dawn, will celebrate their second birthday with the Phnom Penh Underground DJs. Sequence, Alan Ritchie, Simon C Vent and The Cambo Disco Club will rock the rooftop with drum'n'bass, techno and house. Click the video above to see DJ Sequence and MC Kaztet Dee moving the crowd at the recent Save Boeng Kak Lakeside event.

It's surprising how many people you can squeeze into a Cat
Bacano will play a special acoustic set at Alma Café in Phnom Penh this Sunday lunchtime. The Colombian-Chilean-Cambodian band like to mix up some seriously groovy Latin-rock music, perfect for an early Cinco de Mayo celebration. Across town, Scott Bywater will return to his chair at Alleycat Café on Sunday afternoon for Sunday Sundowners Sessions. The intimate and welcoming acoustic open mic was originally hosted by Scoddy at Rubies Wine Bar before moving venue. Some other guy did host it at The Alleycat for a while but I can't quite remember his name...

Leng Pleng will leave you on an upbeat and positive note – with this video from the Epic Arts organisation in Kampot:

Have fun out there and... see you around the traps!

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JOE WRIGLEY

Weekly Gig Guide - Commencing Thursday the 30th April 2015

Latest Gigs

Thursday  30-Apr-2015
  • 8:00 PM ~ Tamaraka Trio at The Cabaret Restaurant
  • 8:00 PM ~ Lewis Pragasam , Phil Javelle , Metta Legita and Marco Alonso at LYLA Center
  • 9:00 PM ~ James Speck , Tim King and DJ Nicomatic at Meta House
  • 9:00 PM ~ The Sound of Max at Sharky Bar
  • 10:00 PM ~ The Kampot Playboys at Madi's House in Kampot
Friday  1-May-2015
  • 7:00 PM ~ Simone & Carbunkle at The Alley Cat Cafe
  • 7:30 PM ~ The Kampot Playboys , Ziad Samman , Panic Jerks and Red Tin Dragon at The Show Box
  • 7:30 PM ~ Jazz and Blues Lives at Asana Wooden House in Siem Reap
  • 8:00 PM ~ Lewis Pragasam , Phil Javelle , Marco Alonso and Kcm Nayabinghi Khmer at LYLA Center
  • 8:00 PM ~ Joe Wrigley and Miss Sarawan at The Alley Bar
  • 9:00 PM ~ 40 Thieves SoundSystem at Dusk till Dawn
  • 9:00 PM ~ Tenez La Barre with Lorenz / D-Prez at D-Club
  • 9:00 PM ~ zargz and Ten-Tipz at Sharky Bar
  • 9:00 PM ~ Dj Spectrum at Meta House
  • 11:00 PM ~ DJ Shaman and DJ Alan Ritchie at The Pontoon Pulse
  • 11:00 PM ~ DJ Blue and DJ Gang at Pontoon
Saturday  2-May-2015
  • 5:00 PM ~ Hot Club de Phnom Penh at On the riverside opposite the Phnom Penh Night Market
  • 9:00 PM ~ CamboJam at The Laundry Music Bar in Siem Reap
  • 9:00 PM ~ DJ Carl Cutta at Meta House
  • 9:00 PM ~ The Kampot Playboys at Sharky Bar
  • 9:00 PM ~ Wat A Gwaan at The Naga House in Kampot
  • 9:00 PM ~ Phnom Penh Underground at Dusk till Dawn
  • 9:00 PM ~ Battle of The Decades 80's vs 90's at D-Club
  • 11:00 PM ~ DJ Illest at Pontoon
  • 11:00 PM ~ DJ Flo at The Pontoon Pulse
Sunday  3-May-2015
  • 11:00 AM ~ Bacano at Alma Cafe
  • 5:00 PM ~ Sunday Sundowner Sessions with Scott Bywater at The Alley Cat Cafe
Monday  4-May-2015
  • 8:30 PM ~ Angkor Strums at Triangle Restaurant-Lounge-Bar in Siem Reap
Tuesday  5-May-2015
  • 8:00 PM ~ Joe Wrigley and Miss Sarawan at The Cabaret Restaurant
  • 8:00 PM ~ Mov Drive Band at Triangle Restaurant-Lounge-Bar in Siem Reap
  • 9:00 PM ~ MOCKUMENTARY at Meta House
Wednesday  6-May-2015
  • 7:00 PM ~ Miss Sarawan at FCC - The Mansion
  • 9:00 PM ~ Video Concert at Meta House
Coming Up
  • Red Hot Kampot Peppers at The X-Bar in Siem Reap
  • Gabi Faja, Sylvie and Seb Adnot at The Doors
  • Phil Javelle, Anne Evenou * and Richard Boisson at The Doors
  • Miss Sarawan at FCC - The Mansion
  • Ritchy at The Cabaret Restaurant
  • Dub Addiction at FCC - The Mansion
  • Maia and Bona Thiem at The Cabaret Restaurant
  • Ten-Tipz at The Cabaret Restaurant
  • Tamaraka Trio at The Cabaret Restaurant
  • Alberto Firrincieli at Meta House
  • Electric Universe at Meta House
  • JMK Band at Bonchon
  • Divergent Band at Bonchon
  • Papa Dub at Le Museum
  • Euphoria at Sharky Bar
  • zargz and Ten-Tipz at Sharky Bar
  • Joshua Chiang and Pervez Smart at Sharky Bar
  • DJ Blue and DJ Gang at Pontoon
  • DJ Blue and DJ M1 * at Pontoon
  • DJ Illest at Pontoon
  • DJ Blue, DJ Gang, DJ Tech 12 and MC Hydro Phonics at Pontoon
  • DJ Illest and DJ Angelo at Pontoon
  • DJ Illest and DJ MOH'H at Pontoon
  • DJ M1 * , DJ Shaman and DJ Alan Ritchie at The Pontoon Pulse
  • DJ Flo at The Pontoon Pulse
  • DJ Shaman and DJ Alan Ritchie at The Pontoon Pulse
  • DJ Angelo, DJ Shaman and DJ Alan Ritchie at The Pontoon Pulse
  • DJ MOH'H, DJ Shaman and DJ Alan Ritchie at The Pontoon Pulse
  • DJ Alan Ritchie at The Cabaret Restaurant
  • DJ Nicomatic at Meta House
  • Dj Spectrum at Meta House
  • DJ Digit Albers * at Meta House
  • DJ Nicomatic, DJ Wah-Wah and Andy Freak at Meta House
  • DJ Wes-T at Meta House
  • After-Show-DJ at Meta House
  • DJ F.U.D at Meta House
  • House Of Disco at Meta House
  • DJ Sao Sopheak at Meta House
  • DJ Josh at D-Club
  • Wat A Gwaan and Phnom Penh Underground at D-Club
  • Video Concert at Meta House
  • Silent Movie Remix at Meta House
  • DJ Nicomatic, DJ Wah-Wah and Lafidki at Meta House
  • DJ Nicomatic and Miss Sarawan at Meta House

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