Archive for October, 2006

Keeping Up With the Jones

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

“Arriving with his trademark 1979 Martin guitar and a hard-won reputation as a masterful performer, Paul Ubana Jones brings his trademark solo acoustic stylings to Cambodia for three shows.”

http://www.fcccambodia.com/newsletter/1106/paul-ubana-jones.php

"Tep Soda Chan" – Lakhaon Yike Damkang

Sunday, October 29th, 2006

Ganesha Institute (IDSSC) has the pleasure to invite you to a performance of Lakhaon Yike Damkang, traditional Khmer music theater: “Tep Soda Chan”

Thursday November 2, 2006 at 6:00pm

Performed by the IDSSC Kok Thlok Troupe.

Produced in collaboration with Amrita Performing Arts
Venue : Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center (CJCC)
Institute of Foreign Languages, Royal University of Phnom Penh
#11, Russian Federation Blvd.

RSVP : Thach Deth: 011-625934
Sorn Sun Sopheak: 012-516688

SUON Bun Rith
AMRITA Performing Arts

#51, St. 113, Sangkat Boeung Prolit, Khan 7 Makara
PO Box 1140
Phnom Penh 12000

Tel. 023-220424
Fax. 023-220425
Cell. 012-410044

Skype. rithsb

rithsb [via] amritaperformingarts.org
www.amritaperformingarts.org

DEAR PEOPLE OF THE NIGHT

Saturday, October 28th, 2006

It is written in the rock and roll handbook that apologies are to be avoided, but this is a band apologising.  However, this is not an onstage-apology, but an offstage one.  Actually, we owe you two.  One for the FCC show cancelled on Oct 7, and one for the show supposed to be happening Oct 28, which, um, won’t happen either.

 

It has been an interesting month for the GTs.  First show at Talking to A Stranger was fun, and if you came, thanks.  Soon after, the passing of a family member meant that one playa had to return to their mutha country.  On return, a second show was booked, the ever-agreeable FCC were ready to go, and whaddyaknow?  A baby is born.  So, within two weeks, the band played, lost a family member, cancelled two shows AND gained a baby.  Life’s like that.  Like rock’n'roll…  What goes around, comes around.

 

Which brings us to this.  We are coming around again.  There WILL be a show at the FCC, sometime in mid-November.  From then on, there’ll hopefully be a few dates in December too, including one at a secret venue.  We are also booked in to record in December.  Anyway, in case anyone was wondering, that’s our story, and we’re sticking to it…

 

Love and Feedback,

 

BETTY FORD AND THE GT FALCONS

 

Building Peace

Saturday, October 28th, 2006

Building Peace

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khmer architecture tours: stadium and cyclo tours…

Saturday, October 28th, 2006
 
News below about:
1  updated walking map
2  upcoming stadium tour, 4 nov
3  upcoming cyclo tour, 12 nov
please pass this on to others who may be interested… 

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walking map
A newer version is on the website; different graphics and two buildings demolished…
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national sports complex (‘olympic stadium’)
saturday 4 november 06
The National Sports Complex (known as the Olympic Stadium but not intended to host these games) was designed and built over a period of 18 months in 1963-4. They should have accommodated in 1964 the Games of the Non-aligned Emerging Forces, but these were delayed to 1966 for political reasons, and the complex became the location for the reception of many visiting dignitaries. 
Designed by Vann Molyvann with a structural engineer who had worked with Le Corbusier, the complex has been renovated and reopened to the public. 
Though some new buildings have recently been built around the edge of the site, the original buildings remain fairly unchanged. They are a masterful arrangement of bold modern architecture with strong Khmer associations. We will visit the stadium, which seats 84,000, the sports-hall and swimming/diving pools.
Morning tour: Start at 9.00am, finish by around 11.00am
Afternoon tour: Start at 3.00pm, finish by around 5.00pm
Cost: Cambodians $1, Others $5. Children over 12 are welcome. Both tours guided by architect Sim Sitho.
Please reply to this email with your request for places; please don’t forget to include names and mobile telephone numbers and which tour you would like, We will email you back with joining details and contact numbers.

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cyclo tour of old phnom penh
sunday 12 november 06
The route explores central/north Phnom Penh and includes Colonial buildings as well as some 1960s post-independence architecture, starting around the old Post Office then going south and riding around the area south-east of the Central Market. Meant to be an introduction to the city, the tour includes a selection of well-known buildings as well as some less obvious examples. 

Tour: Start at 8.30am; we aim to return after around 2.5 – 3 hrs including a short drinks stop.
Cost: $10 per person including the cyclo hire and English speaking guide. Children under 16 are free if they share a cyclo with a parent/carer. 10 adult places are available. 
Please reply to this email with your request for places; please don’t forget to include names and mobile telephone number. We will email you back with joining details and contact numbers.
(These tours will usually happen on the second Sunday of each month, lead by Ratana or Sitho).


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geoffrey pyle and sim sitho
khmer architecture tours
tours of modern architecture in cambodia
visit www.ka-tours.org for tours news and to download the self-guided walking map of central phnom penh