CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND
by Lauren Yee
featuring songs by Dengue Fever
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This darkly funny, electric new play with music tells the story of a Khmer Rouge survivor returning to Cambodia for the first time in thirty years, as his daughter prepares to prosecute one of Cambodia’s most infamous war criminals. Backed by a live band playing contemporary Dengue Fever hits and classic Cambodian oldies, this thrilling story toggles back and forth in time as father and daughter face the music of the past.
Part comedy, part mystery, part rock concert, this thrilling story toggles back and forth in time, as father and daughter face the music of the past. Neary, a young Cambodian American has found evidence that could finally put away the Khmer Rouge’s chief henchman. But her work is far from done. When Dad shows up unannounced—his first return to Cambodia since fleeing 30 years ago—it’s clear this isn’t just a pleasure trip.
Dengue Fever Presents Electric Cambodia Rar
'Sleepwalking Through The Mekong follows Los Angeles based band Dengue Fever on their journey to the country that inspired their love for 60's and 70's Cambodian rock. The odyssey is a homecoming for singer Chhom Nimol and a transformation for the rest of the band as they perform with master musicians and record new songs along the way. The band Dengue Fever have managed to build a career out of their obsession with Cambodian pop music of the 1960s and '70s, and with this compilation, they've generously allowed fans to sample their treasure trove of rare recordings, rescued from battered cassettes brought back from visits to Southeast Asia. While the Sublime Frequencies label has been releasing fascinating compilations of. Ros Sereysothea 14 The band Dengue Fever have managed to build a career out of their obsession with Cambodian pop music of the 1960s and ’70s, and with this compilation, they’ve generously allowed fans to sample their treasure trove of rare recordings, rescued from battered cassettes brought back from visits to Southeast Asia.
Dubbed “fierce, gorgeous and heartwarming” by the Los Angeles Times, this epic play/rock concert thrusts us into the life of a young woman trying to piece together her family history thirty years after her father fled Cambodia. Featuring a cast that performs a mix of contemporary Dengue Fever hits and classic Cambodian oldies, playwright and UC San Diego alum Lauren Yee brings to vivid life the Cambodian rock scene of the ‘60s and ‘70s, a movement cut short by the Khmer Rouge’s brutal attempt to erase the music (and musicians) once and for all. A story about survivors, the resilient bond of family and the enduring power of music.
“Lauren Yee improbably combines a tempestuous father/daughter relationship, 1960s-influenced psychedelic surf rock, and the Khmer Rouge – it’s gloriously funny, shocking and ultimately uplifting.”
– Christopher Ashley, The Rich Family Artistic Director of La Jolla Playhouse
Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Featured Performance 2019
Ted Schmitt Award for the world premiere of an outstanding new play 2019
Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Production 2019
South Coast Repertory
Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award 2018
Horton Foote 2018 Prize for Outstanding New American Play
2019 Doris Duke Artist
San Diego Theatre Critics Circle00032019 Craig Noel Awards Outstanding Dramatic Production
Cambodian Rock Band
San Diego Theatre Critics Circle00032019 Craig Noel Awards Outstanding Direction of a Play
San Diego Theatre Critics Circle00032019 Craig Noel Awards Outstanding Featured Performance in a Play
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Opening: February 4
Out of an abundance of caution, all productions at Signature Theatre have been closed.
PORTLAND CENTER STAGE – Portland, OR
All performances canceled due to Covid-19.
Science & Health
What is Dengue Fever?
September 20, 2019 10:29 PM
A Nepalese woman covers her face as a worker fumigates an area in an attempt to control mosquito-borne diseases in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sept. 5, 2019. The government says dengue cases has shot up by more than 65% across the country in the last week.
Breakbone fever, another name for dengue, says it all with its built-in description of a major symptom: joint and muscle pain so severe it causes contortions in many victims.
A mosquito-borne viral illness, dengue fever often begins with a severe headache and fever, then blossoms into that severe pain accompanied by vomiting, swollen glands and a rash. About 40 percent of the world’s population lives in areas where dengue infection is a risk.
Starting in the 1960s with the growing popularity of far-flung leisure travel, dengue has become a global health concern because many popular destinations such as the Caribbean and Puerto Rico, Central and South America, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands are within its realm. In the United States, it has spread infrequently with local outbreaks in Florida, Texas and Hawaii.
This year as of July 20, 2019, Cambodia has reported about 39,000 cases of dengue, compared with 3,000 for the same period in 2018, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDPC).
Neighboring nations Laos, Thailand and Vietnam report similar increases, according to the ECDPC. As of July 20, Laos has reported a cumulative number of 15,657 cases, compared with 2,500 cases in 2018. Thailand has declared a state of emergency after recording 43,200 cases as of August 4, compared with 28,100 for the same period in 2018. Vietnam has reported 115,186 cases of dengue as of July 20, compared with 29,000 cases for the same period in 2018.
In Bangladesh, the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research reported more than 200 dengue deaths as of September 15, and more than 83,000 cases for the year; more than 50,000 of them admitted to hospitals in August alone.
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