Post Weekend

Post Weekend

Truck Music Festival a unique stage for ‘original’ artists

The non-profit music foundation IAmOriginal is putting on their first-ever music festival next weekend as a celebration of up-and-coming Cambodian musical talent and a promotion of the industry.

Fri, 17 February 2017 Anna Koo

MY PHNOM PENH: Sirey Muny, Editor-in-Chief

Sirey Muny Editor-in-Chief Sirey Muny, 30, is the founder and the editor-in-chief of Tos Read News, a digital publication in Khmer that focuses on breaking news and analysis of a range of issues in Cambodia.

Fri, 17 February 2017 Rinith Taing
Flooded forests burning last year at the Prek Toal bird sanctuary in Battambang Province.

The new normal: facing climate change

Last year’s drought caused a nationwide crisis, with harvests ruined, forest fires raging and many rural families struggling to feed themselves.

Fri, 17 February 2017 Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon, Kong Meta
Angelina Jolie and Rithy Panh at the Bophana Center in July 2015. Photo supplied

Q&A: Behind the camera of First They Killed My Father

English-born Anthony Dod Mantle, the director of photography for the upcoming Angelina Jolie and Rithy Panh-produced First They Killed My Father, has worked on films such as 28 Days Later, Dredd, The Last King of Scotland and Slumdog Millionaire, for which he won an Oscar. Last week, he took a break from a project he’s working on in Russia with Oliver Stone to chat with Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon about his experience working on the Khmer Rouge historical feature, an adaptation of the autobiographical book by Loung Ung.

Fri, 17 February 2017 Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon
A 2008 performance of the Lakhon Niyeay play Daytime Darkness. Photo supplied

‘Spoken theatre’ fights for survival

A modern and subversive form of Cambodian theatre, Lakhon Niyeay is struggling to remain relevant as audiences look elsewhere.

Fri, 17 February 2017 Rinith Taing

ChubMet Festival’s second edition is a blend of modern and traditional sounds

Back for its second year, the ChubMet Music and Arts Festival kicks off today and will have seven events over two weeks.

Fri, 17 February 2017 Sarah Rhodes, James Reddick

Music and dance on display at Constable Gallery

An artistic celebration of Khmer-style music and dance is the theme for the exhibition opening this Friday at Constable Gallery at Large, part of an exceptional Siem Reap weekend of music, dance and puppetry.

Fri, 17 February 2017 Post Staff

Giant Puppet Parade returns to SR streets

Continuing a decade-long tradition, the annual Giant Puppet Parade is set to kick off this weekend in Siem Reap on Saturday.

Fri, 17 February 2017 Sarah Rhodes

At Tbal Khmer, a mom-and-pop shop expands its reach

Kim Seakchalina met his wife, Chhom Chhalika, in 2001, when they were both working for the government. The two quickly fell in love and dreams of a life together began to percolate.

Fri, 17 February 2017 Rinith Taing
The exterior and entrance of Valentino’s.

At Valentino’s, a palatial club for late-night revellers

A new venue in the heart of Phnom Penh is aiming to offer Cambodia’s gay community something it doesn’t have yet: a place to dance until daybreak.

Fri, 10 February 2017 Cristina Maza