Thursday, May 17, 2007

Gigs & CamboFest

For UK reggae fans, here's some reggae gigs to be aware of - and which I'll be attending - in the next few weeks.
GABBIDON will be playing at The JamHouse in Birmingham on Wednesday 30 May, starting at 9pm, and taking you through a history of reggae music will be Basil Gabbidon, Leonie Smith, Indigo and the band.
JEAN McLEAN returns to the Ipanema Bar, Broad Street, Birmingham on Sunday 3 June to bring you her own tunes from her album I'm A Reggebaby and some songs from her favourite songwriters. Memphis will provide the backing sound. 7.30pm start, cost £3.
YAZ ALEXANDER is scheduled for a support performance at The Sanctuary in Birmingham on Friday 15 June, with Freddie McGregor top-billing, and Ras Negus, Natural Black and The Rasites also on the bill.

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The first annual indie CamboFest: Film and Video Festival of Cambodia will take place in Phnom Penh on 16 and 17 June. Hosted by Camerado, a media production and consultation entity, their aim is to contribute to the rebirth of film, video, and media production in Cambodia by showcasing work by both international and regional filmmakers. They are just about to announce the line up of films to be shown at two locations in the capital, at Meta House (for feature films and shorts) and the Sala Art Space (for social issue doumentaries). They also hope to take the festival to Siem Reap in late October. To find out more, click here. CamboFest is a supporter of several local organizations which assist disadvantaged children, including The Cambodian Light Children's Association and SCD Cambodia.

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