By Anna Baldwin
The team at Journeys Within are delighted to have been named the official travel partner for the ChubMet Music & Art Festival in 2017, highlighting the strengthening connection between the tour company and the creative communities in Cambodia. The ChubMet Music & Art Festival brings together an exciting blend of popular Cambodian and international artists performing live in Siem Reap. The festival kicks off on 17th February with the opening carnival to be held in the popular Kandal Village and offers a range of superb and varying performances throughout the program. And the grand finale, taking place at the stunning Jaya House RiverPark on 2nd March, sees none other than the internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter Joss Stone performing as part of her Total World Tour!
As official travel partner for the festival, Journeys Within are very much looking forward to welcoming the soul songstress to temple town and showing her some of the beautiful sights of the Kingdom of Wonder as part of this unique and inspiring festival.
In addition, we are offering a range of exciting touring options surrounding the festival allowing travelers the chance to experience the pleasure of the artistic movement as it returns to its former glory in Siem Reap and all around the Kingdom. We are also offering a select number of concert guests the very special opportunity to meet with Joss Stone after her concert as part of an exclusive VIP Ticket and Tour Package.
Here are examples of the ChubMet Music & Art Festival itinerary options –
Some additional fantastic performances that can be experienced at selected venues around Siem Reap during the festival include:
– The Giant Puppet Parade which sees over 500 children participate in fun and creative workshops in the lead up to the annual parade. The children’s enthusiasm grows until it bursts onto the streets of Siem Reap on the evening of 18th February, snaking its way from the city center to the Royal Gardens with free musical performances to conclude the event.
– A Battle of the Bands contest in which a number of talented and determined musicians battle to prove they are Cambodia’s best rock band on 21st February.
– Live urban art and hip hop evening with performances from UK rap sensation Professor Elemental, French rapper 12me with Cambodia’s DJ Niko Yu, DJ Cake and rappers Lisha, Parker Jones & Juvie Lin, as well as live urban art from Chifumi & Mike Ysk performing at a free concert on 23rd February.
– Modern music inspired by ancient sounds in which you can experience performances by Rasmee, Krom Monster and The Kampot Playboys each using traditional instruments in very different genres (Soul, Electronica and Rock) on 24th February.
There is fun for everyone in Siem Reap during this fantastic festival and we welcome you to join us and witness the revival of Cambodia’s creative movement, and the chance to meet one of the world’s most talented soul singers in person!
Contact us now for more information on how to experience this once-in-a-lifetime celebration of arts and music in Cambodia, there are only limited tickets available!