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Huge line-up for World Music festival

Hiilde Marie Kvaløsaeter, who lives in Siem Reap, will be performing at the Hard Rock Cafe. Photo supplied
Hiilde Marie Kvaløsaeter, who lives in Siem Reap, will be performing at the Hard Rock Cafe. Photo supplied

Huge line-up for World Music festival

A huge line-up of performers playing everything from Brazilian to funk, pop to jazz, and much in between is readying for a four-day celebration of World Music Day, with gigs in Laundry Bar today, Saturday and Sunday, and Hard Rock Cafe on Tuesday next week. 

Laundry Bar kicks it off at 6pm tonight with a nine-hour, 10-band session dedicated to rock and pop, as well as a special performance by the Music Art School of Siem Reap Choir and Cambodia Star Academy. 

Saturday brings a reggae and ska session, featuring Milo, Tribal do Clave, Cambojam, and Bangarang, and plenty more besides, while Sunday’s jazz, swing and acoustic night brings together Cambojazz, U3 and more than half-a-dozen others. 

The Hard Rock Cafe’s line-up is no less lively, with performances by the Music Art School of Siem Reap and others from 5pm to 7pm, when Jesus and The Russian Mafia will take over with a funk session, followed by KamboJah aka Bangarang playing reggae, roots, dancehall and reprisals of Khmer traditional songs, and finally Tribal do Clave, an 11-piece band with a hugely popular line in Batucada, a form of African-influenced Brazilian music.

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