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Weekly Wrap - Commencing Thursday the 5th March 2015



Cambodian Tenor – pic: Phal Sopheary
Yusuke Kimoto conducts the Worldship Symphony Orchestra this Saturday afternoon at the Kizuna Hall, Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center (CJCC), on the site of the Royal University of Phnom Penh. The concert is free and provides a rare chance to see a performance by a symphony orchestra in Cambodia. The orchestra has travelled all the way from Japan and will be performing with locally based Khuon 'Cambodian Tenor' Sethisak, mezzo-soprano Ai Iwasaki and the Angkor National Youth Orchestra. The program of music includes works by E.Strauss, Bartok, Borodin and the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk.  

Check out the video below to see a recent television appearance by Khuon Sethisak performing a song from Sihanouk's 'La ForĂȘt EnchantĂ©e'. Not many people are even aware that such a wonderful operatic tenor can be heard in Cambodia. It will definitely be worth making the journey to the University on Saturday for this concert (however watch out for the nasty roadworks taking place at the junction of Russian Boulevard and Mao Tse Tung Boulevard!). The Worldship Symphony Orchestra also performs on Monday at Ecole Paul Dubrule in Siem Reap.

Khuon Sethisak studied voice in Italy and Russia.  
He won the prestigious 'Bella Voce' prize in Moscow in 1996


Clayton England – pic: Richard Marshall
Later on Saturday, Equinox offers an opportunity to catch two smokin' hot newcomers to Phnom Penh. Perry Digweed and Clayton England perform as part of the Creative Artists Night. This is a specially-conceived night where a group of inspired singer-songwriters play individual sets. The ambience will be a lot more hushed and intimate than most live music venues in Phnom Penh on a Saturday night. It will create an environment where one can listen to the subtleties of the singer and the song. This is the right setting to appreciate the softly-delivered songs of UK-based Perry Digweed (also known as TiNhearT). Check out his lilting style in the live video below. Clayton England is a soulful and powerful vocalist with a set of fine original songs that are evocative of great 'alternative country' artists like Ryan Adams. The ruggedly-handsome Clayton may not be around the Phnom Penh music scene for much longer as he may soon return to Alaska for the start of the wild salmon fishing season! Catch him while you can. 
 

Leng Pleng is pleased to note the recent opening of a new music venue on Street 51 (a few blocks north of Sihanouk Boulevard) in Phnom Penh. Check-in Cowboy is, as the name suggests, a wild-west themed restaurant with local duos or trios performing most nights. This Sunday evening I will be bringing The Jumping Jacks down there for a good ol' hoe-down. Wearing of cowboy hats is encouraged but not compulsory.

Cambodian Space Project - pic: Monika Rittershaus. Members of CSP play Equinox as Bokor Mountain Magic Band on Friday
Film-maker Marc Eberle contacted Leng Pleng this week to let us know that a version of his documentary The Cambodian Space Project – Not Easy Rock'n'Roll will be shown by the British Broadcasting Corporation this Monday night. I'm not quite sure whether it would be either legal or possible to watch the BBC Four channel from Cambodia, but I am sure you already know how to sort out the logistics. The full-length version of Marc's film will be released later this year.

Phnom-Penh based record label Invisible Agent have a new release out. Audio Mainline's new EP 'Soma' is a great selection of cinematic, ambient and electronica tracks produced right here in Cambodia. Check out the video below for a preview and check out the Invisible Agent website for more information.


Whatever you're up to over the next few days, stay safe out there and... see you around the traps!

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JOE WRIGLEY

Weekly Gig Guide - Commencing Thursday the 5th March 2015


Latest Gigs

Thursday  5-Mar-2015
  • 7:00 PM ~ The Sleeves * at The Led Zephyr in Sihanouk Ville
  • 7:00 PM ~ DJ Star , DJ Snow Y and DJ Maily at The Riverhouse Lounge
  • 7:30 PM ~ Memphis Band - Khmer Rock & Oldies at The Cabaret Restaurant
  • 9:00 PM ~ Cookies N Creme at Sharky Bar
  • 9:00 PM ~ Rhythm'n'Soul at The Riverhouse Asian Bistro
Friday  6-Mar-2015
  • 7:00 PM ~ The Sleeves * at The Bodhi Villa in Kampot
  • 8:00 PM ~ Joe Wrigley & The Jumping Jacks at The Cabaret Restaurant
  • 9:00 PM ~ Bokor Mountain Magic Band at Equinox
  • 9:00 PM ~ Holi Reggae Festival at The Slur Bar
  • 9:00 PM ~ OSMOSIS at Sharky Bar
  • 9:00 PM ~ Divergent Band at The Riverhouse Asian Bistro
  • 11:00 PM ~ DJ Blue and DJ Gang at Pontoon
  • 11:00 PM ~ DJ Shaman and DJ Alan Ritchie at The Pontoon Pulse
Saturday  7-Mar-2015
  • 1:00 PM ~ Worldship Symphony Orchestra at The CJCC
  • 7:00 PM ~ Rhythm'n'Soul at The Riverhouse Asian Bistro
  • 7:00 PM ~ DJ Cool Sam , DJ Bree , DJ Lefty , DJ Kiss and DJ Phannara at The Riverhouse Lounge
  • 7:30 PM ~ Delhi Sultanate & Begum X at Le Pain de Jade in Kep
  • 9:00 PM ~ The Sleeves * at Sharky Bar
  • 9:00 PM ~ zargz and Ten-Tipz at The Slur Bar
  • 10:00 PM ~ Creative Artists Night at Equinox
  • 10:00 PM ~ Rock Night at D-Club
  • 10:00 PM ~ Joshua Chiang and Pervez Smart at The Riverhouse Asian Bistro
  • 11:00 PM ~ DJ Illest at Pontoon
  • 11:00 PM ~ DJ Flo and Dj Nora Haidee at The Pontoon Pulse
Sunday  8-Mar-2015
  • 11:00 AM ~ Jazz concert for kids by Stephane Routtier at The Cabaret Restaurant
  • 3:30 PM ~ Drum Jam at LYLA Center
  • 7:00 PM ~ Joe Wrigley & The Jumping Jacks at Check-in Cowboy
  • 7:00 PM ~ Rhythm'n'Soul at The Riverhouse Asian Bistro
  • 7:00 PM ~ DJ Cool Sam , DJ Bree , DJ Lefty , DJ Kiss and DJ Phannara at The Riverhouse Lounge
  • 9:00 PM ~ DJ Leonie * at Epic Club
  • 10:00 PM ~ Tres Camotes Band at The Riverhouse Asian Bistro
Monday  9-Mar-2015
  • 6:00 PM ~ WorldShip Orchestra at Ecole Paul Dubrule in Siem Reap
  • 7:00 PM ~ DJ Kakada , DJ Kiss and DJ Phannara at The Riverhouse Lounge
  • 9:00 PM ~ Divergent Band at The Riverhouse Asian Bistro
Tuesday  10-Mar-2015
  • 7:00 PM ~ DJ Star , DJ Kakada and DJ Tam at The Riverhouse Lounge
  • 7:30 PM ~ Miss Sarawan at The Cabaret Restaurant
  • 9:00 PM ~ Unity Band at The Riverhouse Asian Bistro
Wednesday  11-Mar-2015
  • 7:00 PM ~ Miss Sarawan at FCC - The Mansion
  • 7:00 PM ~ DJ Bree , DJ Star , DJ Kiss and Dj Jerry at The Riverhouse Lounge
  • 9:00 PM ~ Tres Camotes Band at The Riverhouse Asian Bistro
Coming Up
  • Bacano at Equinox
  • The Frogs at Equinox
  • Music A la Carte at K-West
  • Potato Stars at Equinox
  • Sonny Inbaraj Krishnan, Joshua Chiang and Pervez Smart at Paddy Rice
  • Ritchy at The Cabaret Restaurant
  • Tamaraka Quartet at The Cabaret Restaurant
  • Memphis Band at Cabaret Restaurant
  • Maia and Bona Thiem at The Cabaret Restaurant
  • Miss Sarawan at FCC - The Mansion
  • Leeroy Thornhill * at D-Club
  • DJ Alan Ritchie at The Cabaret Restaurant