Archive for August, 2009

TINY TOONES – TWO DAYS OF HIP HOP @ META

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Dear Friends!

Phnom Penh's breakdance stars TINY TOONES open their foto exhibition
tonite @ Meta
House, (Friday, 28th) with a big party, live DJ and dancing (6PM – 7PM in the
gallery), doc screening (7.15PM, on our rooftop).

Tomorrow (Saturday, 29th, 7PM) we will host the first screening of Jan Robert
Mueller's documentary PHNOM PENH HIP HOP BACKSTAGE about the Phnom Penh
Hip Hop
festival 2009, which we conducted together with CCF, Gothe Institute,
German and
French Embassy. The "Who is Who of Phnom Penh Hip Hop" (Tiny Toones,
Klap-Ya-Handz,
DJ Sdey, MC Curly, DJ Illest and many more) meet foreign b-boys and hip
hop acts
Sebastien & Raffael, Storm, Accrorap plus a special appearance of one of
Cambodia's
foremost contemporary dancer Belle.

More infos below.
Pls. be our guest.
Cordially, Nico Mesterharm & the MH team

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FRI, 28/08, 6 PM
"TINY TOONES FREEZE": BREAKDANCING FOR A BETTER FUTURE
Tiny Toones uses breakdancing, Hip-Hop music, and the contemporary arts as
creative
tools to empower the youth of Cambodia to live healthier lives free of HIV
and
drugs, build a more promising future by furthering their educational
opportunities,
and become positive role models for their community. US photographer Jen May
Pastores taught basic fundamentals of photography to the kids over 4
weeks. We
invite you for tonight's exhibition opening, an auction and a performance by
Cambodia's best-known breakdance crew. On the rooftop we will screen the
documentary
GIANT STEPS (USA, 2009) portraying two dance NGOs: Tiny Toones and Khmer Arts
Academy.

SAT, 29/08, 7 PM
PHNOM PENH HIP HOP BACKSTAGE & "STRAIGHT REFUGEEZ"
In May 2009, the Centre Cultural Français and Meta House staged the first
Phnom Penh
Hip Hop Festival with support of the Goethe Institute. German film
director Jan
Mueller followed these successful events in a series for APSARA TV.
Tonight, we are
screening his BACKSTAGE documentary for the first time in English – featuring
Klap-Ya-Handz, Tiny Toons, DJ Sdey, MC Curly and many others. Ian White's
documentary STRAIGHT REFUGEEZ (2005, 75 min) pictures so-called
"returnees" in
Cambodia: In 2002, the US and Cambodia signed an agreement that more than
1000
Khmer-American convicts are to be deported to Cambodia. One of them was
KK, the
founder of Tiny Toones.

SUN, 30/08, 7 PM
"END OF AMERICA. 10 STEPS TO CLOSE AN OPEN SOCIETY"
From award-winning filmmakers Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern comes the
provocative
and expertly crafted film about Naomi Wolf's book END OF AMERICA. In a
stunning
indictment of sweeping policy changes during the Bush years, Naomi Wolf
makes a
chilling case that American democracy is under threat. Investigating
parallels
between the USA's current situation and the rise of dictators and fascism in
once-free societies. Wolf uncovers a number of deeply unsettling
similarities—from
the use of secret prisons to the targeted suspension of the rule of law.
Wolf gives
details about the ten steps a country takes when it slides toward Fascism.
(U.S.A.,
2008, 112min)

Théâtre

Friday, August 21st, 2009

Ultra Violet Electric Lime Light Juke Box

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Host: Talkin' To A Stranger Phnom Penh
Type: Music/Arts – Performance
Price: One buck at the door
Start Time: Friday, August 21, 2009 at 9:00pm
End Time: Saturday, August 22, 2009 at 11:00am
Location: Talkin' To A Stranger
Street: #21 St 294

Two sets of all your favorite songs arranged especially for your listening
enjoyment.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=118938108613&ref=nf

Press Conference LAKHAON FESTIVAL Friday 28th August

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

 

Magali Poivert
Animatrice Culturelle          

Centre Culturel Français du Cambodge
218 rue Kéo Chéa, Phnom Penh, Cambodge
Tél bureau/Office : 855 23 213 124 / 125
Fax bureau/Office : 855 23 721 382

Mobile : 855 12 905 128   
www.ccf-cambodge.org

 

Magali Poivert
Animatrice Culturelle

Centre Culturel Français du Cambodge
218 rue Kéo Chéa, Phnom Penh, Cambodge
Tél bureau/Office : 855 23 213 124 / 125
Fax bureau/Office : 855 23 721 382

Mobile : 855 12 905 128
www.ccf-cambodge.org

Sovanna Phum Fundraising Campaign

Thursday, August 20th, 2009


 

 

Sovanna Phum Art Association                                                           

#111 St 360 (corner 105) – Phnom Penh

sp.communication@online.com.kh

Tel: 023 987 564 / 221 932

www.shadow-puppets.org

 

  

  

    Date: 20 August 2009

 

 

Dear beloved friends and supporters,

 

I am writing on behalf of all staff and supporters of Sovanna Phum Art Association. Sovanna Phum Art Association aims to revive and promote treasures of Khmer culture to local and international audiences. Since its creation in 1994, large number of artists and collaborators work together to revive the arts of Cambodian dance and shadow puppet theatre. Sovanna Phum’s goal is to create a maximum of opportunities for artists to make shows in an independent way, and expose themselves to the diversity of modern audience both in Cambodia and abroad.

 

This favored place also promotes the knowledge of foreign culture for Khmer artists by meeting foreign artists, and sharing their experience. Sovanna Phum is a space that allows Cambodian people to re-discover their culture, also allow foreigners to discover the rich diversity of Khmer performing arts.

 

As you may have known, the global financial crisis has profoundly hit Cambodian tourism industry which, in turn, affects the regularity of daily income made from tourists that Sovanna Phum largely relied on.

 

Besides, the increasing in price of property market, Sovanna Phum Arts Association has also to move her office to a cheaper place. Today, Sovanna Phum faces financial hardship and is unable to afford the new establishment of a new theatre and a small office. (Please see the map of the new office attached).

 

We write to appeal for financial support for Sovanna Phum to be able to fund itself setting up a new theatre and a small working place during this difficult period. We would like to assure you that we will do what we possibly can to make Sovanna Phum self-sustained when the theatre is ready for operation again.

 

For the above reason, I strongly hope that your family and you will support Sovanna Phum and rescue this valuable performing art theater from its bankruptcy. Shall you have any queries regarding the issues related to Sovanna Phnum Art Association, please do not hesitate to contact me for more clarification.

 

Sincerely yours,

 

 

 

 

Mann Kosal

Director of Sovanna Phum Art Association

—————————- Original Message —————————-
Subject: Sovanna Phum Fundraising Campaign
From: "SP Communication" <sp.communication@online.com.kh>
Date: Thu, August 20, 2009 10:46 am
To: sp.project@online.com.kh
————————————————————————–

Sovanna Phum Art Association
#111 St 360 (corner 105) – Phnom Penh

sp.communication@online.com.kh

Tel: 023 987 564 / 221 932

www.shadow-puppets.org

Date: 20 August 2009

Dear beloved friends and supporters,

I am writing on behalf of all staff and supporters of Sovanna Phum Art
Association. Sovanna Phum Art Association aims to revive and promote
treasures of Khmer culture to local and international audiences. Since its
creation in 1994, large number of artists and collaborators work together
to revive the arts of Cambodian dance and shadow puppet theatre. Sovanna
Phum's goal is to create a maximum of opportunities for artists to make
shows in an independent way, and expose themselves to the diversity of
modern audience both in Cambodia and abroad.

This favored place also promotes the knowledge of foreign culture for
Khmer artists by meeting foreign artists, and sharing their experience.
Sovanna Phum is a space that allows Cambodian people to re-discover their
culture, also allow foreigners to discover the rich diversity of Khmer
performing arts.

As you may have known, the global financial crisis has profoundly hit
Cambodian tourism industry which, in turn, affects the regularity of daily
income made from tourists that Sovanna Phum largely relied on.

Besides, the increasing in price of property market, Sovanna Phum Arts
Association has also to move her office to a cheaper place. Today, Sovanna
Phum faces financial hardship and is unable to afford the new
establishment of a new theatre and a small office. (Please see the map of
the new office attached).

We write to appeal for financial support for Sovanna Phum to be able to
fund itself setting up a new theatre and a small working place during this
difficult period. We would like to assure you that we will do what we
possibly can to make Sovanna Phum self-sustained when the theatre is ready
for operation again.

For the above reason, I strongly hope that your family and you will
support Sovanna Phum and rescue this valuable performing art theater from
its bankruptcy. Shall you have any queries regarding the issues related to
Sovanna Phnum Art Association, please do not hesitate to contact me for
more clarification.

Sincerely yours,

Mann Kosal

Director of Sovanna Phum Art Association