Weekly wrap – commencing Thursday 31 December 2020

Greetings:

The annual Kampot Radio Top 100 Songs Of All Time countdown begins today, Thursday 31, at noon, and will run up to around 8 pm.  Check it out on their Facebook page or directly at kampotradio.com.  Leng Pleng has heard that Cambodian acts are well represented at the top this year.  Leng Pleng has also heard that at least Tacos Kokopelli will be tuning in until 3 pm and then after 5 pm for those who’d like to listen with others.

Live music NYE events tonight include bossa nova with Mary & Takeshi at Trattoria Bello, Khmer Magic Music Bus at Bouchon, Whiskey Got Groove at Alchemy and Aguita E’Coco and LXR at Good Times XOscar’s on the Corner presents, for the third year running, The Extraordinary Chambers to bring in the new year, and promise there will be no countdown.

In Siem Reap there’s a street party at L’oeil du Tigre with The Knights of Groove, and at the Banyan Tree in Kampot the party features Trowsers Down.

Come Saturday Cloud hosts a Cambodian Metal Festival, with Doch Chkae and other loud favourites, including new band Late Night Mission.  And on Sunday night Joe & the Jumping Jacks begin their new residency at Oscar’s on the Corner.

Special thanks to all those who contributed to Leng Pleng’s feature this week, the annual Incomplete and Selective Review of the Year.  And look out early in the new year for Around The Traps 2020, Battered Hat Productions’ publication of the Leng Pleng interviews for the year that Phnom Penh was the live music capital of the world.

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The Leng Pleng Weekly Feature

2020: An Incomplete and Selective Review of the Year

Just like last year, for the last Leng Pleng of the year, we’ve passed the hat around for a collection of memories of gigs and other music highlights for the year – musicians, bands, regular gig-goers and venues – to see what was actually memorable.  As it turns out, quite a lot.

Read the whole article here



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Leng Pleng also recommends the Facebook page Phnom Penh Open Mic as a resource for finding fellow players.



Steve Porte Photo of the Week

Onnelli on violin with Rocket Science, Bong Bonlai restaurant, Saturday 26 December, 2020.

 

Let us know about any musical activities we haven’t captured:  lengplenggigs@gmail.com.

Stay safe out there, and see you around the traps in 2021.

your correspondent,

Guillermo Wheremount
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