Last night I saw NEUNG PHAK at Cafe du Nord — a bunch of white dudes from Oakland ( who play “classic” Southeast Asian pop music (like from the late 1960s and early 1970s). One of these guys was in Negativland. They were great, as always.
The “Thai Molam Band” from the Berkeley Thai Community Center was there playing a bunch of unidentifiable instruments.
Also playing was Sumatran Folk Cinema, a short movie focussing on pop music in Sumatra. Pretty cool.
There was also a short film called “The Golden Voice” which was about the final years of Cambodian pop star Ros Serey Sothea, who was killed by the Khmer Rouge. Kinda depressing!