Tuesday 9: The Baitong Ukulele Circle, 7.30 – 9 pm. A chance for uke players of all levels, from beginner to over-achiever, to come and share, learn, show off, whatever… over a civilised drink or two. Bring a uke if you have one, bring two if you have two! For those of you who have none, there is at least one spare…… Baitong, #7, St 360. Technically it’s not really performance, but it’s a public activity, so….. for more information: https://www.facebook.com/BaitongUkuleleCircle
Thursday 11: the return of Bywater@Baitong, after last week’s holiday. There must be new people in town that will hover behind a mic for a song or two. Nice food too :). Baitong, #7, St 360, btw Norodom and 51. https://www.facebook.com/events/359071520885949/
Friday 12: a new act, a new venue, playing acoustic with Andre Swart at ARTillery Cafe, on 240 1/2 St, 7 pm – 10 pm. I’m not sure what to expect, but it’s a nice little room. You will definitely hear Phnom Penh Driving School. https://www.facebook.com/events/398248150284713/
Saturday 13: again, not precisely performance, but I am running a poetry and song lyric writing workshop at Phnom Penh Community College from 9.30 am – 1 pm. Finding a voice and speaking up. $30 for the session, including refreshments. Bookings through the PPCC. https://www.facebook.com/PhnomPenhCommunityCollege
Saturday 13: The Lazy Drunks crawl across Norodom and onto the stage at Slur Bar on 172 St. Who knows what might happen out of taking this outfit so far west. From 9 pm. https://www.facebook.com/slurbar
Sunday 14: Sunday Sundowner Sessions from 4 – 7 pm at Rubies, cnr 19 & 240 Sts. Scoddy and a cast of thousands. Well, dwindling thousands, given the time of year. The Beatles after The Beatles turned out really well, allowing a bit of leeway on the actual choice of songs for the unprepared. There will be another special on August 4th – watch this space to find out the theme.
Coming soon: more WASH, more Moi Tiet (delayed, unfortunately, as it looks like a planned double header will be cancelled due to the elections…) and a poetry reading with outer-space-bass.
all these and much, much more around town this week can be searched through the voluminous weekly music listings at http://lengpleng.com. And then check and sign up at http://kumnooh.com for the arts scene in Cambodia.