This weekend sees a number of interesting collaborative performances in the Kingdom.
On Sunday, the latest of the Original Sessions Series 2 at Meta House will be a musical and audio-visual show by Geography of the Moon with the Sidewalk Cellist, Clara Shandler, which promises to be something very special – GOTM continue to surprise us with what they come up with to suit different venues and special guests. As ever, a ticketed event with limited seating.
Travelling this weekend are Metta Legita, Gabi Faja and Phil Javelle, who are performing a special concert in Siem Reap, at the Kantha Bopha Hospital Auditorium, alternating jazz and classical sets on the recently restored Steinway & Sons house piano.
At Farm to Table on Friday, Scott Bywater Presents brings together a collection of original songs with the assistance of singer Ariane Parkes and guitarist Stan Paleco. Also of particular note on Friday is the return of the full band Sinville Roadshow at Alchemy, a Latin night at Cloud, and a pop alternative tribute at Hard Rock Café.
On Saturday of note there’s visiting UK singer-songwriter Billy Page in a trio with Phil Javelle and Gunther Hofmans at Alchemy, Duo Sympatico rhyhming at Botanico, and a solo show by Vanntin Hoeurn at Cloud.
And we welcome back to Cambodian stages the rockabilly force that is Joe & the Jumping Jacks, who are undertaking a mini-tour to bring in the new year with shows at Bassac Lane on Friday, Magic Sponge in Kampot on Saturday, and Stray Cats in Kep on Sunday.
In other news, slumdog metalists Doch Chkae are in Ho Chi Minh City tonight on the bill as special gusts for Russian deathcore band Slaughter to Prevail on their Asian tour. Good luck lads!
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The Leng Pleng Weekly Feature
Back again in Phnom Penh this month is Billy Page, a UK singer-songwriter who has been stopping in Cambodia every year or so for as long as anybody can remember.
“I’ve probably been to 35 different countries, and around 30 of those involved music. I lived in Germany, travelled around Europe, America – particularly a lot in Asia in the last few years. It’s allowed me to hone my craft.”
Steve Porte Photo of the Week
Arone Silverman plays disputed instrument with Pocket Change, LF Social Club, 11 October 2019
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