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Bassac artists' school secure

Cambodian Living Arts could not be more appreciative of the articulate and timely

coverage of the Tonle Bassac "slum" and its artists, and the impending

destruction of this lively community.

May I clarify three items:

* The blind chapei dong veng musician is Master Kung Nai, not Kung Roughly.

* The caption of the photo of our classes reads "the school's future is uncertain."

The future of the historic old apartment buildings where our classes are now housed

is uncertain, but we have made a commitment to all the teachers and students to rent

a house where they can continue to learn and perform, even if this means a considerable

strain on our budget. We are currently looking for an appropriate new location for

the classes.

* The photo of the CLA classes is correctly credited as mine. But I would like to

appreciate gifted professional photographer Isabelle Lesser, who took many fine photos

at the same time and was responsible for much of the composition and site choice.

It turned out that my amateur photo had better expressions for Kung Nai and others,

so our CLA team selected it for use as our "school photo."

Charley Todd - Co-President, Board of Directors of Cambodian Living Arts, A project

of World Education



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