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 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