Evening at the Embassy of Cambodia with the New Ambassador

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Evening at the Embassy of Cambodia with the New Ambassador

Please contact GWADA for the discount rate:

GWADA members $37
Regular admission $50

– AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY
– AUTHENTIC NATIVE CAMBODIAN DANCE PERFORMANCE & SHOW;
– CAMBODIAN DINNER;
– MEET AND GREET WITH THE NEW AMBASSADOR;
– A SPECIAL SOUTH ASIAN CELEBRATION WITH LATE NIGHT DANCING

Tonight, we invite you to a special cultural explosion as we travel halfway around the world without ever leaving DC for an evening. Join TTD and the Ambassador as we step onto foreign soil for a special visit at the Embassy of Cambodia. in South East Asia that you will never forget.

This is truly a beautiful and unique embassy designed in traditional Cambodian art and style.

FEATURING:
1) AMBASSADOR’S DIPLOMATIC GREETING
Meet his Excellency and other diplomats of Cambodia, who will be on hand to give you an official welcome to the embassy. Afterwards, he will be around to personally speak with you (and pose for pictures)

2) LIVE CAMBODIAN BAND
Tonight, you will receive a privilege to hear a native Cambodian Band – like you have never heard before. Straight from their native homeland, they will be playing Cambodian music throughout the evening (and as part of a special feature) that highlights the different cultures of history of Cambodia. Later in the evening they will play a mixture of top 40 and modern Cambodian and American music for a session of late night dancing.

3) LIVE NATIVE DANCE PRESENTATION
Tonight, you are in for a very rare treat as TTD has made arrangements for a special concert and show involving traditional costumed Cambodian singers and dancers.
Our native troupe will take you to the other side of the world with music and dance that tell the stories of Cambodian legends. Dressed in original costume, these dancers are bound to astound you with the moves they could only have learned from home
Including:

a) Robaim Choun Por (Blessing Dance)
Robaim Choun Por or Blessing Dance is a perennial favorite. By tradition, Cambodian marks special events with certain dances from the repertoire of Cambodian classical ballet. To mark the occasion such as this event for young professionals, a performance of blessing dance is in order. This blessing dance features the dancers tossing flower petals, symbolically representing good wishes falling from the heavens and bestowed upon the audience. This dance often performed for special state occasions in Cambodia.

b) Robaim Manosanchetana (Sentiment Dance)
Robaim Manosanchetana was choreographed in the 1980’s by dancers of the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh to provide dancers, particularly, dance students, with an opportunity to express their sentiments in front of the audience.In the tradition of the Cambodian classical ballet, some dances were used as instructional devices to teach students to master the intricate gestures and movements relevant to the art.

In this dance, we are presented with romantic interlude between a prince and princess, experiencing the joy of their encounter, the passion of their time together and the bitter sweet movement when they must depart.

4) CAMBODIAN BUFFET

Appetizers
1)Egg-Rolls
2)Cambodian’s Authentic crispy noodle
3)Salmon Salad ( fish )

Entree
4)Beef Saraman ( Dried Curry )
5)B.B.Q Beef ribs and Chicken
6)Chinese Broccoli and Mushroom in Oyster sauce
7)Cambodian’s Popular Sour Soup with Shrimp and Chicken
8) Inter-Asian Fried Rice

Dessert
9)Coconut jello and Fresh fruit

5) CAMBODIAN BAR
Experience an open wide variety of wines and refreshments as enjoyed throughout Cambodia.

6) TOUR OF THE EMBASSY
We will be privy to many different rooms! Explore the truly unique and amazing interior decorating in this Asian wonder. Along the way, marvel at the paintings and artifacts located throughout the Embassy – many originally from Cambodia. Weather permitting, we may relax outside on the Embassy deck and great lawn.

7) FILM
Enjoy a continuous short movie on Cambodia that will be run in another room that will have you booking your plane tickets.

SUGGESTED ATTIRE
SMART CASUAL! Dress to impress. Suits are not required, but jeans, shorts, and tee shirts are not acceptable. Dress Preppy at a minimum.

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