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Wasserman Research Scholarship This research project will analyze the different ways that Ly
portrays the genocide, as well as see how his own work falls
under the realm of fiction and non-fiction. This project advocates
for a development of research in the field of the Khmer performing
arts after the Khmer genocide, as well as bring more awareness to
the issue of the performing arts ceasing in the Khmer American community.
The 1st Annual Spean Rajana Khmer Arts Summit at UWSEATTLE, WA - Spean Rajana directly translates into
"the bridge to artistic creation." The summit answers the question,
Who is Khmer American? The summit strives to strengthen Khmer America's
voice so that all people understand the immediate necessity to empower
refugee communities as well as their children.
89.3 KPCC Pasific Drift ( audio ) 2/26/06
PraCh Ly is the number one rapper in Cambodia -
and he lives in Long Beach, where he writes rhymes about
the Khmer Rouge and coming to America. He tells Ben Adair
what it was like to become a star in his native country,
and be the last one to find out about it.
Phnom Penh Post, April 7 - 20, 2006"He is the first person to rap about the Khmer Rouge
- and people are really listening," he said.
But Ly's unique style has also earned him legions
of younger fans, said Chim Vannak, 19, of LoveFM.
"Ly's music is so different from what I am used to
hearing from other local rappers," Vannak said.
"I actually get excited and share the songs with my
friends. His live performance really blew me away."