Khmer Timeline: Scope of Arts in Phnom Penh

From Bollywood dancing to electronica to art films to punk rock Khmer music to abstract dance performance to poetry readings, the art “scenes” here are quite exciting. In many ways, being here reminds me a lot of Seattle, as the community is tightly-knit, woven intricately and intimately . . . but it reminds me of Seattle only if Seattle’s performers hung out in a couple neighborhoods instead of 15. And were doing many, many more intercultural projects. Below are some of the photos I’ve taken with camera and phone camera over the past couple of weeks being here.

Poetry at Java’s open mic night:

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Kosal Khiev of the Cambodian Son movie:

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Below: some shots of the Amrita 10-year-anniversary party. Probably the best Arts event I experienced so far in Cambodia.

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DJ Peanut spinning everything from Naughty by Nature to Madonna to Macklemore at the Amrita after-party:

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Jesmine dances and Sopheak spins Khmer 60s and 70s tracks and two boys watch on. Priceless.

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Some poetry and electronic music from WASH (at Meta House):

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