Tuesday, August 14 is CAMBODIAN ROCK NIGHT at The Knitting Factory (7021 Hollywood Blvd.), with a live performance by Dengue Fever, DJ Siem Reap Duff spinning the best in Cambodian Rock, and the screening of two films: THE GOLDEN VOICE, a film about legendary Cambodian pop singer Ros Sereysotha and SLEEPWALKING THROUGH THE MEKONG, a documentary about Dengue Fever’s 2005 trip to Cambodia. This all ages event starts at 7:30 and is $15.
For more information, please visit http://www.knittingfactory.com/show.php?event_id=105574
In 2005, a documentary crew followed the Los Angeles-based Cambodian pop band Dengue Fever to SE Asia to capture the response the band got to their take on Khmer Rock, a style of music that flourished in Cambodia before the Khmer Rouge. The result, SLEEPWALKING THROUGH THE MEKONG, is a captivating, humorous and sometimes deeply moving film which tells the story of a band seeking not only to give back something to the country which gave it so much, but endeavoring to aid in the preservation of Cambodia's musical legacy.