Check out an upcoming performance by the Cambodia's Khmer Arts Ensemble.
The Lives of Giants
Sophiline Cheam Shapiro, director & choreographer
Sun, Oct 2, 3 pm
Ages 16 and under are Half-Price!
Since 2002, Sophiline Cheam Shapiro has toured the world with her Khmer Arts Ensemble, a company of 36 dancers, instrumentalists, and singers who have dramatically expanded the repertory of Cambodian dance. The Lives of Giants—a visually stunning and modern adaptation of a tale taken from the Cambodian version of the Ramayana, an ancient Sanskrit epic—features elaborate, traditional style Cambodian costumes, dance, and music.
Special Offer for the Bay Area Cambodian community:
When you purchase one adult ticket at full price to see Cambodia’s Khmer Arts Ensemble on Sun, Oct 3, at 3 pm, we’ll give you the 2nd ticket for free! This offer is only good through the Cal Performances ticket office and is NOT available for online purchases.
Charge By Phone or In-Person Ordering :
Call the Cal Performances Ticket Office Tue-Fri, 12-5:30 pm or Sat-Sun, 1-5 pm at 510.642.9988 and ask for the Friends of the Cambodian Community Special Offer.
Tickets are subject to availability; the discount must be requested at the time of purchase, does not apply towards purchases already made, and may not be combined with other discounts. All ticket sales are final.
A new book has been released about "the trauma caused to the Cambodian population by the Khmer Rouge, even today."
Please read the full announcement at the VOA website.
This is a book worth looking into. Very relevant to our community... many issues that we know deeply and personally.
While this is more focused on Cambodia, we know that it's relevant in Cambodian-American life. If anyone ends up reading the book, we would love to hear your thoughts and reactions.
Check out a blog post about the Devata Giving Circle by Sreyneath Poole.
Sreyneath's blog Inspiring Cambodian Women was "set up in the hope of inspiring the world, especially Cambodian women, to stand up and make their voice be heard; to be active in their community or in the world. Even if tradition plays a huge obstacle, women can look up to women role models and be inspired to overcome the obstacles that they will face." Sreyneath has profiled Devata Circle members in the past.
Sreyneath was born and raised in Cambodia. She moved to NY in 2005 and is currently a Johnston student at the University of Redlands.
We enjoy Sreyneath's blog, and are honored to be included in it. We hope we continue to collaborate together!
Our hearts go out to the victims and families of recent shootings in Oakland, many of whom were Cambodian and included children. Our allies at the Cambodian Community Development, Inc (CCDI) whose office is located in Oakland, have been devastated by the recent acts of violence. CCDI is grassroots, volunteer-based organization that has provided programs and resources to address the needs of the Cambodian community here in the Bay Area. We hope for the safety of the Cambodian community in Oakland and for the continued work by CCDI. To help support CCDI or to learn more, visit CCDI's website here.
You can read more at the following articles:
Oakland Tribune Article, Overnight Shooting Injures 4 Adults, 2 Children
East Bay News Article, Children Shot in String of Overnight Shootings
Mercury News Article here about residents' outrage of summer killings, Exhausted by Summer Killings
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