The instrumental ensemble of Kingdom of the Lotus classical Cambodian ensemble will be featured on the International Stage of the Flint Hills International Children's Festival in Rice Park - right across from the Ordway Theater. We are scheduled to play from 10 - 10:30 AM.
This unique hour-long concert will feature music dating back to the reign of Jayavarman VII, who ruled the Angkor Empire from 1181–1218, and has been handed down orally from teacher to student to the present day, according to Khmer percussionist Thoeun Moen.
A group of Khmer classical dancers, led by Sarin Bun, will also showcase a dance of celestial beings, accompanied by a live pinpeat (ceremonial) ensemble.
The instrumental ensemble will also treat the audience to Mahaori repertoire, which traditionally served as classical divertimenti for the upper classes, as well assome Lakaoun Bassac (maskless) theater music.
The ensemble has been a popular presence at events and community festivals around Minnesota for almost 10 years. The members include both Cambodian and American musicians, whose motto is "You don't have to be Cambodian to love Khmer music."
This event is free and open to the public. Donations will go to support the non-profit Daily Work http://daily-work.org/, which provides help for struggling job seekers.
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