The Kampot Playboys have been asked to perform at the Darwin Festival in August, specifically the 9th of August. It would be their first ever performance outside Asia. We are looking to fund raise the difference between what the festival can afford to offer and what it will realistically cost to tour and accommodate the Kampot Playboys.
The Kampot Playboys are currently the most important exponent of contemporary Khmer music and the revival of pre-civil war music. Having very limited exposure to the outside world, this is an opportunity, particularly for the Khmer members, to experience a professional festival, gain a better understanding of Australia and the world and help build artistic bridges between Australia and Asia. Consisting of members from Australia, Cambodia and England and having released their debut album, Garuda, in 2018, the Kampot Playboys are truly a unique fusion act with the potential to go on to play at the worlds major festivals. Performing at the Darwin Festival is the start of that journey and it is the hope they will be seen and picked up by Artistic Directors from other festivals around Australia and the world.
The donations will be used solely to enable the Kampot Playboys to fly to Darwin, Australia, perform at the Darwin Festival and to cover their expenses, performance fees and per diems.