Tonight (Wednesday, 2nd March) from 6PM we open Jaya Krishnan’s beautiful exhibition “KHMER COLOR FIELDS” at Art Cafe with a special FREE concert by “KANDRIM” musicians from Thailand (8PM).
The earliest Khmer music form is preserved in Thailand’s provinces S’ren, Srisaket and Buriram, home to millions of ethnic Khmer. Cultural resurgence among Thailand’s ethnic minorities is most visible in the area of popular culture. Kandrim also undergoes a transformation from its folk music origins into a commercialized folk-rock genre. The musicians came a long way to perform at Meta House. Please give them a warm welcome.
Malaysian Jaya Krishnan attended Kuala Lumpur College of Arts from 1974 to 1979. He lives in Ottawa/Canada since 1979. Growing up in a tiny town in Malaysia 50 years ago, his life was a constant struggle. Jay’s interests these days is exploring human conditions and the environment with affectionate empathy. Phnom Penh’s hustle and bustle, sounds and sights have inspired him to produce new works in Cambodia.
Meta House Phnom Penh
#37, Sothearos Blvd.
Tel. 010 – 312 333