Weekly wrap – Thursday 19 August 2021


Obviously things remain quiet, and mostly on-line.  Leng Pleng will keep its ears to the ground and if anything comes up in the next couple of days we’ll do our best to broadcast it.

Here’s what we do know: tonight Botanico host the Irish James Taylor, Phil O’Flaherty, for a candlelight show in the garden.  Seats are very limited, please RSVP via their Facebook page or calling 077943135.

Gareth Bawden is on this evening at Coconut Park, Koh Pich, from 5.30 – 7 pm – with $1 off all pizzas!

Friday at 8 pm on RadioOun.com is Professor Kinski @ The Track for its second week – this time it’s an hour of Raggamuffin and Dancehall.  After having spent 15 of the last 19 years producing Khmer fusion music in his home studio in Phnom Penh for bands like Dub Addiction, Psychotic Reactions, Bob Passion & The Schkoots , The Cambodian Space Project, The Kampot Playboys, and Pussy and the Learjets, The Prof has selected the best of his productions for ten one-hour mixtapes, each in a different genre.  Here’s
a sample
.  In other Kinski news, rumour has it he has a new recording project underway with a Phnom Penh-based singer-songwriter.

Being housebound in the evening, why not check out the rest of what’s on offer from RadioOun.com?  Or delve into the On Demand menu to enjoy replays of shows at your leisure.

The Phnom Penh Ukulele Circle continues on Tuesday nights under COVID conditions – get in touch via the Facebook page if you are interested.

The Leng Pleng weekly (sometimes) feature

Let’s do something! – An Introduction to The Balcony Show

Coming this Saturday evening to your screen/device of choice is The Balcony Show, an on-line Phnom Penh-produced variety production put together by some expat friends with COVID-enforced time on their hands.  A talk show, a music show, a comedy show – and anything else that fits.

Indonesian jazz singer Intan Andriana, well-known to the Leng Pleng readership already, is joined onscreen by Andrej Uličny, from Slovakia, who likens the concept to Jimmy Fallon showing up in Cambodia and doing a show.

“We will invite musicians, dancers, many different artists,” says Intan.  “We would like to bring performances to show the available talent, and to have them share their experience of living here. It will be an exchange of ideas, expat and Cambodian.”

Read the whole interview here

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Steve Porte Photo of the Week

Clara Shandler, the Sidewalk Cellist, indicates the direction of her next project – flying back to Canada in a couple of weeks – while preparing to play with the Grass Snake Trio at Music Arts School, Saturday 14 August, 2021.  Safe travels and stay warm.

If there are things LengPleng should know about, please let us know.

See you (eventually) around the traps.

your correspondent,

Guillermo Wheremount




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