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September 24, 2009
Rapper praCh (rhymes with “batch”) Ly cut his first CD on a karaoke
machine in his parents garage in Long Beach, California. The real story,
though, is how he got to Long Beach in the first place. When he was
small, his family managed to escape from Pol Pot’s Cambodia. Now,
praCh’s got a new album, and his own record label. It’s clear that his
experiences in both Cambodia and the United States have shaped his
style, and his sound. Corey Takahashi took a drive with
praCh around his old neighborhood.
by : Corey Takahashi
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Course Description for Fall 2009
ASIAN_AM Asian American Studies 247-0:
Asian Americans & Popular Culture
( 7. ) Dalama: The Education of the Lost Chapter/
Khmer Rouge Rap, music and lyrics by praCh Ly
Instructor: Jinah Kim
Office address: 1897 Sheridan Rd #215
contact for Enrollment
poster and flyers ( click here ) |
Elements of Hip Hop
praCh : 2009 Emcee and headline Artist
“Started in 2003, Elements of Hip Hop is an event
celebrating the roots of hip hop and its four elements;
emcee, deejay, breakdance and graffiti.
It’s a way for us to recognize “non-traditional”
Asian American talents and show our members
and the campus that hip hop is a part of our
community. Each year, we invite an underground
Asian American rap artist or hip hop group to
perform, and we feature a performance from
the SU Breakdancers. Elements of Hip Hop is
a flexible event and can change each year
based in who’s performing."
Date: Saturday, Nov 21
Time: 7-9p (Rehearsals begin at 5p)
Location: Syracuse University Schine Underground
N e w Y o r k
We wanted to share the article, Mourning for Melody turns
into a celebration by Tim Grobaty
, and particularly,
the comments it provoked because it has brought to
light some disturbing, ignorant, and outright racist
perspectives on the Melody Ross incident.
Post-racial society? I think not. Please take a look.
We hope you can make it out tonight to
honor Melody Ross and support her family.
click ( one imagination) image for full story.
|Please join friends, family and the Long Beach community at large
to celebrate the short life of student, Melody Ross, on Tuesday,
November 17th, 7:30-10:30,
Art Theatre of Long Beach
[2025 E 4th St • 562-438-5435].
All proceeds from the event will be donated
to the Melody Ross Memorial Trust, established by
the Superintendent of Schools, and President of
the Long Beach Education Foundation to handle costs
associated with her death. Click here for more information.
The 16-year-old Cambodian American teen was killed on Oct 30 after
a homecoming game at Wilson High School in Long Beach.
The benefit’s biggest proponent is PraCh, an internationally
celebrated Cambodian-American rapper from Long Beach,
California—who was Melody’s favorite musical artist.
Other artists confirmed are Universal Speakers,
DaddyScotty aka “Dub PassenJah” (of Chapter 11),
Mike the Poet, and JUMAKAE Yodraj with more to be added.
special thank to Melody Ross Family
a n d
Chad/CAM-Town, Helen/Art Theater, and Kerstin/Portfolio Coffee House
4th street Promenade / Cambodian Town / Mujestic Records / City of Long Beach
Long Beach Cambodian New Year Celebration Saturday
LONG BEACH -- The Cambodian Coordinating Council is hoping the year of the ox
proves less complicated than the recently completed year of the rat.
On Saturday, the Cambodian community wraps up New Year
festivities with its annual celebration at El Dorado Park.
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CAAI News Media
C A A I N e w s M e d i a
( video and interview on youtube )
The Phnom Penh Hip-Hop Festival marks new cultural movement in Cambodia |
The Phnom Penh Post
may 14th 2009
"I saw the first [Cambodian] hip-hop CD in a store in
Phnom Penh in 2002, and I saw it as the beginning
of something big," said Mesterharm.
The CD he refers to is the debut album of Prach Ly,
a Cambodian-born artist who grew up in Long Beach,
California, amid poverty, crime and the growing popularity of hip-hop.
( read more )
R E S I D U E
t h e M o v i e
praCh and Jared Davis
is working on the scripted to
turn this short award winning film
into a full Feature.
K M M K
Long Beach rapper Probes
05 /29/ 09
praCh on the COVER of KHMERCELEB
Magazine June issue
PraCh Ly eloquently captures a powerful
voice in the music industry and is an
extremely young talented
Cambodian rapper from
Long Beach, California.
read full story : ' Online Mag '
and ' Cover Star ' edition.
|Fans, Stars Shocked by Death of an Icon
Original Report from Washington
30 June 2009
Many of Michael Jackson’s Cambodian fans,
including pop stars, comedians, and Hip Hop singers,
were shocked by the news of the rock icon’s death.
Prach Ly, a well-known Cambodian-American Hip Hop singer,
said Jackson influenced him and his career and is one of his
role models. His death was a “huge loss” to music fans and music makers.
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American Public media
July 29th, 2009
-LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW-
In a special hour celebrating the music traditions of Los Angeles,
American Routes' host Nick Spitzer travels from New Orleans to the
City of Lights -- to hear from LA music legends, including Brian Wilson
and Randy Newman. Spitzer also explores the local neighborhoods,
to talk with Cambodian rapper PraCh Ly, Zydeco accordionist T Lou
and Ersi Arvizu, who was the lead singer of El Chicano in the 1970s.
And we visit some LA music landmarks -- from the famed
Capitol Records recording studios to the Santa Monica pier.
S C R I B D
khmerceleb June 09 Issue news Best Cambodia
khmer magz khmerceleb. ... Flipping from another
hemisphere, PraCh Ly's words of encouragement is uplifting…and ...