p r a C h ' s
a r C h i v e 2 0 0 5
Hamline University 5/04/05Spirit of Cambodia Tour - Commemorating Genocide Survivors.
Hamline University, Learning Center Building, Room 100, 1536
Hewitt Ave, St. Paul. Slide presentation by Carol Wagner, Author of
Soul Survivors - Stories of Women and Children in Cambodia;
Fragile Hopes Documentary Film with filmmaker Tiara Delgado;
Rap Music by Prach Ly
Good Film WorksPraChly was just awarded a scholarship to attend
the 2005 Masters Program. Known as the delegation,
this program facilitated by,..
the Cambodia Daily 1/27/05
On a dusty patch of grass near Phnom Penh's Tonle Bassac
commune, a crowd gathered last night at twilight.
The small stage didn't look like much, and neither did the
few woven mats and rows of folding chairs, set up a few
meters from the road. But when Cambodian-American
rapper Prach Ly took the microphone, it could have been
a concert. Local children chanted along with his music,
or jumped onto stage to break dance.
Poetry Loft Poetry at the Loft presents Prach Ly in a Wednesday
evening performance in the Mitten Building.
Redland Daily poet-musician Prach Ly. May is an expert on Cambodia and the
rebuilding of the nation after the Khmer Rouge. Prach is a
Cambodian-born rap music artist and poet.
"I have become educated on Cambodia, Khmer Rouge
and the effect it had on poetry and literature,"
said Wolpe in her introduction.
Labine.comPraCh Ly and his Cambodian Rap Stole the evening,
as his personality Climbed to a Magnificent Level of Passion
Talent and Dedication to Cambodia's History to be reborn.
PraCh Ly is an outstanding performer and creative musical genius
of interpretation and Desire. Love Rules in Ly's heart and soul over
Cambodia. You see Why Cambodian people are
true survivors of life\'s cruel war effects.
THIS IS OUR COMINGThe one act I'm super excited about is Prach Ly
(who performed at the 1st SASC-SI concert).
Kyoto JournalI was impressed to see that probably a hundred people from
the local Cambodian community came out for praCh's
performance, in which he used rap to focus on post-holocaust
Cambodian identity. They obviously saw value in what he is doing...
Khmer Over Sea 10/07/05His use of Khmer words, interspersing with the mostly English lyric,
are not just fill-ins or for stalling to make the words rhyme,
but has very deep meaning and very well placed that can
touch those that understand Khmer in a way that English can't.
I enjoyed his music and reading his lyrics.
He's indeed a good writer/poet/performer/artist.
Freemuse.org 10/28/05Sounds and Survival - Khmer music
The lyrics have certainly resonated with the Cambodian
population. At first, DJs were admittedly apprehensive
about playing the album on the radio, for fear of
government reprisal, but it didn't take much to get the word out.
Freemuse.org ( audio ) 11/21/05On 21 October, 2005, praCh gave a phone interview
from the United States with Freemuse intern Olivia Madison.
Here you can listen to him discuss his views on free expression,
his recent trip to Cambodia and observations about the
current state of the Khmer arts community.
Note2Nifty"I'm not here to start a revolution," he said, "but if it does, it does. I
say what I see, and I see what I say." I'm working on my last independent
album.... and when it comes out it's going to raise a lot of eyebrows and a
lot of people are going to be upset. I don't really care. I'm not going to
mention names, but they're going to know who I'm talking about."
True to his word, Prach Ly is working on a song titled "Therapeutic,"
Calhum.orgThe life and music of a young Cambodian rapper...