In honor of the U.S.-ASEAN 40th Anniversary and International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3, the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh is sponsoring a visit of the American musical group “Tony Memmel and His Band” to Cambodia from November 24-30.
Tony, who was born missing his left forearm, is traveling through Southeast Asia to showcase his music and reach out to others with disabilities to prove life hasn’t slowed him down. He is a great role model for young people because he has overcome the challenge of his physical disability and now plays guitar professionally.
Hosted by the U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh in collaboration with Amrita Performing Arts, the band will perform shows and conduct workshops as well as meet students and professional musicians, female wheelchair basketball players, and others in Phnom Penh, Kampong Chhnang, and Battambang provinces.
Free Concerts will be held:
- Saturday, November 25, 6 p.m. – Public concert, along with local artists SmallWorld SmallBand and Epic Arts, at Institute of Foreign Languages (IFL).
- Tuesday, November 28, at 6 p.m. – Public concert, along with local artist Young Yorn and his band, at Phare Ponleu Selpak in Battambang Province.
For more information about the Tony Memmel’s music, visit his website: http://tonymemmel.com/
For more information about the band’s event in Cambodia, contact Mr. Kang Rithisal, executive director of Amrita Performing Arts at 017 868 787 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org