Harpeth Rising tour in Cambodia: Joining with local artists to promote female empowerment February 21-27, 2019

For Immediate Release
February 22, 2019

The U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh is proud to sponsor the American music group Harpeth Rising in Cambodia. The February 21-27 tour is held in collaboration with the non-governmental organization Cambodian Living Arts (CLA).

To kick off the tour, the Embassy invites members of the media to attend a press conference on February 23 at the Institute of Foreign Languages (IFL) at 5:30—6:00 p.m. The Charge D’affaires will give opening remarks.

This American Music Abroad program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Association of American Voices.

The three young female members of Harpeth Rising, Jordana Greenberg, Maria Di Meglio and Michelle Younger, will conduct workshops with the Secondary School of Fine Arts, Harpswell Foundation, Epic Arts, and Krousar Thmey Foundation, and perform in three locations: Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Kampot. Their tour will help build stronger cultural ties between the United States and Cambodia, as well as help empower women and promote women’s rights ahead of upcoming International Women’s Day celebrations.

We strongly believe that musical outreach is a wonderful tool to help women as they continue their fight for gender equality in Cambodia.  Music has the power to gather people together, and is a vehicle for women to express themselves and reveal their own identities.  Each member of Harpeth Rising will have an inspiring story to share during their workshops and performances with local artists. We invite you to hear their stories and reflect on women’s leadership and empowerment in Cambodia.

To learn more and hear the music of Harpeth Rising, please visit: http://www.harpethrising.com/