American Hip Hop Team Visits Cambodia

A group of American hip hop performers and artists have been on a visit to Cambodia from Mar. 27 to April 8, 2018.

The visit is part of the Next Level programme sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and implemented by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Meridian International Centre, said the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh in a press release AKP received this morning.

The programme uses hip hop music and dance to encourage people-to-people diplomacy, and all the activities are designed to promote the mutual sharing of knowledge, values, perspectives, and respect between Cambodian youth and American artists, it underlined.

The Next Level team members include Marisol Pinqy Ring Velez, MC/Rapper; Ayumi SANOizm Chisolm, Graffiti Artist; Serouj Midus Aprahamian, Dancer; Michael Cobaine Ivory McFadgen, Beatmaker; Kane Smego, Site Manager; and Juan Gomez, Photographer/Videographer, pointed out the same source.

In Cambodia, it added, the team will conduct four workshops that will take place over two weeks for 60 young Cambodians. They will conduct a final performance to showcase the work of the American artists, the workshop participants, and collaborative pieces created during the visit. The final concert will take place on April 5, 2018, at the Mansion (#38, Samdech Sothearos Blvd. next to UNESCO Office, in front of the National Museum) from 6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press