Folk Art Blues Festival – Wed 30th Jan

Written by on Mon 14th January 2019

The Cambodian Folk Art and Blues Concert comes to Kampot on the 28th Jan 2019 with a main concert from 4pm on Wednesday 30th January at KAMA (next to the 2000 Monument in the heart of Kampot town.

Kampot Radio will broadcast live from the concert for those that can’t make it. There’s an outstanding line up to delight Kampotians. Here’s who will be performing…

Kampot Playboys

The Kampot Playboys blend rock, groove and psychedelia with Khmer vocals and the traditional textures of the Tro Sau Toch, a Khmer bowed instrument. Mark and Lee provide driving bass and drums while Chiet and Nget take care of vocals, guitar and tro. Kev fills the sound with his Accordion. Album: Garuda

CSP Mothership

The CSP Mothership is in tribute to our beloved Kak Channthy who was tragically killed on March 20, 2018, in a car crash in Phnom Penh. Channthy was legendary as the front woman of The Cambodian Space Project and her bravery, charm, talent and tenacity allowed us to connect with so many different communities globally and to reach across race, class & cultural barriers.

Now we continue our music and community arts work to record & present unique & unknown voices as The CSP Mothership.

Phnom Devil’s

Fronted by Tin (Vanntin), Cambodian ‘dirty blues’ band Phnom Skor  have a repertoire of mixed language, genre-defying takes on American roots music. The will be performing as Phnom Devil’s with both Front man Tin and RJ Marshall on guitar.


When the Tide Turns

Local Folk group When the Tide Turns are locally known as “The Gatecrashers” for ability to turn up and play anywhere. Ballads, Folk songs of the sea & emigration, the lash & lost love, Shanties & Jigs. They normally comprise of Kampot Playboys Mark, Kev and Chris or a mixture of.

Frankie Teardrop Dead

UK band Frankie Teardrop Dead bring their indie from their sonic bunker deep inside the chaos of the concrete in London. Expertly connecting the energies of Neo-Psychedelia, Shoegaze, Dreampop and Post-Punk. Influenced by Joy Division, The Cure, The Beatles and more so much so they name their songs and an album accordingly as seen in their 2nd Album All You Need is Love and F%ing Peace

Geography of the Moon

The duo began in London as Future Sandwich, and is comprised of vocalist Virginia Bones and multi-instrumentalist Andrea Rubbio aka Santa Pazienza. They started playing around London and completed a tour of South East Asia in the winter. They are starting their 2018 tour in Cambodia with hits from their new album, Permanent Summer a work full of hypnotic loops, raw emotion, defiance and more.

The concert will also include The Pot Boilers and Australian’s Dan Davies and Justin Frew bringing their years of experience in the industry. Both having done countless performances within the Kingdom and Australia.

UPDATED: Also confirmed is RJ Marshall and Christina performing as Simmer and Tuk Tuk driver Tola!

This page will be updated if there are any changes to the line up as other musicians confirm. Check out the festival facebook page for more details


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