Cambodian Music Festival premieres Aug. 3! Interview with Founder Seak Smith

by Tom Nguyen

This Sunday, August 3, is a historic first Cambodian Music Festival at Ford Theatres that is signalling a great blossoming and coming-of-age for the Cambodian community not only here in Los Angeles but across the nation and the world. What started out as one woman on a mission of self-discovery has turned into a first of its kind music festival that is resonating with the Cambodian global diaspora. Seak Smith, founder of the festival, talked to us about the inspiration and significance of this festival and the amazing eclectic lineup of artists. Read our interview below and don’t miss out on this spectacular festival this Sunday because the next one won’t be in LA!

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1 Day left to Support Community Cultural Programs at Ford Theatres!

One of our favorite venues is the Ford Theatres in Hollywood and a lot of people may not be aware that their nonprofit Ford Theatre Foundation has been providing free and low-cost cultural programs since 1994. They put on a series of culturally diverse programs each year to enrich our communities: JAM Sessions nurtures the artistic development of both youth and adults and invites active participation in music, dance and the creation of art alongside professional local artists. Big World Fun provides the opportunity for Los Angeles families to enjoy high caliber performing arts presentations at affordable prices.

It takes the support of generous donors and community support to keep these programs accessible to all and spotlighting local artists, so please support them! They have 1 day left in their crowd-funding campaign! Donate here and please spread the word!