praCh with his DALAMA’s Guest Feature Artist after the DALAMA (Live Show) at the 7th Annual Cambodia Town Film Festival. 09/14/19


praCh performing DALAMA at the 7th Annual Cambodia Town Film Festival. 09/14/19


“Ly’s music is an explosion of art and music and intellect, a chronicle of loss and those things birthed in redefining and retelling the Khmer narrative while retaining a uniquely Long Beach experience. And through Ly’s (last?) performance, Saturday night, the diverse crowd cheered every track.” – James Chow, LONG BEACH POST 09/14/19  LINK: praCh performs DALAMA


Long Beach premiere screening of ‘In the Life of Music’ at CTFF and Q&A with the Cast and Filmmakers. Moderated by Dr. Christine Su. 09/14/19


The 7th Annual Cambodia Town Film Festival, Long Beach, California. 09/14/19


The 7th Annual Cambodia Town Film Festival. CTFF’s Filmmakers Welcome Reception. 09/12/19


“praCh Ly has been described as the first Cambodian hip hop star, his album “Dalama” went No. 1 in Cambodia, 20 years ago. He’s not only a founder of the festival but a producer on “In the Life of Music,” the feature-length film that opens the festival and that is Cambodia’s official entry for Academy Award consideration. As if that wasn’t enough, on Saturday, praCh will be performing “Dalama” in its entirety, with help from lots of friends. praCh spoke with Sarah Bennett about the festival and about getting back on stage, perhaps for the last time.” 09/13/19  LINK: HiLo LBPost


w/ nik krew Sophiline Cheam Shapiro and her students at Khmer Arts Academy’s Theater in Ta Khmau, Cambodia. 03/23/19

Q&A with the cast and crew at a Special Screening of In the Life of Music at Legend Cinema, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. 03/18/19

The In the Life of Music Family: Special Screening at Legend Cinemas in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

TOP. left to right: Me (Producer), Sina San (VFX Supervior), Ker Sovuthy(VANNY), Khiev BonLeab E Nation (CONRAD), Van Da Rith (CHY), Srey Nan Chea (PHALLY), Sou Thouna Kaknika (BOPHA), Ratanak Ben (LITTLE CONRAD), Caylee So (Writer, Producer, Director).

BOTTOM. left to right: Sok Visal (Director), Riem Sokphirom (SMALL WORLD, SMALL BAND), Cheat Sovannareach (NANG), Wic Hheca Hin (CASTING). 03/12/19

With the family of the late great Sinn Sisamouth. At the private screening of In the Life of Music. 03/12/19

With my CNN Heroes friend, Phymean Noun, at her People Improvement Organization (PIO) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. PIO has 3 building, 60 staff and teacher and 1500 students. These students are the poorest in the city and use to beg and scavenge at dumpsite but Phymean built the schools by the landfill, took them in, cloth, feed and educate them. The orphan are given shelter and sleep at the school. She is a real life superhero. 03/11/19

With our cast and crew of In the Life of Music, at the Opening Ceremony of the 9th Edition Cambodia International Film Festival in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Our movie was the Opening Film for the festival. 3/09/19

With my co-conspirator Neardey Trinh accepting the BEST PICTURE award for our film In the Life of Music at New York’s International Film Festival Winter Film Awards. Thank you WFA for the honor. 2/23/19

Interview with VOA Khmer at our In the Life of Music Washington DC/Virginia premiere. 02/21/19

Our film, In the Life of Music is the first Southeast Asian film to Open the Philadelphia Asian American Film & Filmmakers (PAAFF). We won their top two prizes, “Best Narrative Feature” and “Audience Choice Narrative Feature”. 11/08/18

Guwahati International Film Festival (INDIA) – Q&A Panel with GIFF founder and India’s legendary filmmakers. 10/27/18

Guwahati International Film Festival (INDIA) – Representing the country of Cambodia. Our film ‘In the Life of Music’ premiering Friday, Oct 26 @ 10:30am. It’s the Opening Film for the Southeast Asian selection, playing at the Kalakshetra Main Theatre that has 1,200 seats.

Angelina Jolie became the official AMBASSADOR of CAMBODIA TOWN FILM FESTIVAL.

Angelina Jolie and Ellen Wong, at the 6th Annual CAMBODIA TOWN FILM FESTIVAL 2018 September 13-16, 2018.

Q&A after the premiere screening of our film IN THE LIFE OF MUSIC at LAAPFF 2018.

Directors and Producers of In The Life of Music. Tonight our movie make it World Premiere! With Caylee SoSok Visal and Neardey Trinh.

Caylee So (director) Sina San (VFX) and Ellen Wong (Actor) at the private screening of FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER at the NETFLIX’s HQ in Hollywood, California.

With Angie at the private screening of her film, FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER.

Private screening of FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER at Aquarium of the Pacific. Moderating the Q&A with Loung Ung and Angelina Jolie. October 27, 2017.

Presenting the CTFF 2017 Best Picture awards to Angelina Jolie, Loung Ung and Rithy Panh for their film, FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER.

West Coast Premiere of FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER at the 5th Annual Cambodia Town Film Festival. Sept 14-17, 2018. With Loung Ung (Author, Executive Producer, Screen Writer) Angelina Jolie (Screen Writer, Producer, Director) Caylee So (CTFF Co-founder, Co-director) and Rithy Panh (Producer).

On the set of IN THE LIFE OF MUSIC, filmed in Cambodia.

On location on filming IN THE LIFE OF MUSIC, in Cambodia.

Live performance and Q&A at UCI Libraries for Orange County & Southeast Asian Archive Center 30 Years Anniversary.

Fundraising Gala in Los Angeles with Caylee So (director) and Laura Mam (artist, musician).


NHK filming and documenting me for their ‘Special Series’ during the CAMBODIAN MUSIC FESTIVAL.

With the students of Khmer Arts Academy at the 4th Annual CAMBODIA TOWN FILM FESTIVAL.

The Sacred Dancers of Angkor touring the U.S. for the first time. Before the headed back to Cambodia I took all of them to the movie to watch Gravity in 3D. This was their first time watching a movie on the big screen.

Lecturing and performing for the students of Lanier Middle School in Houston, Texas.

Kagnol Mol(red shirt) and his brother Mol Kamach formed THE FIRST Khmer rock band ‘BASKEY CHAM KRONG’ in 1959 when they were just young teenagers. Both Kagnol and his brother survived the Killing Fields. On Sunday, Sept 7th, Kagnol came out of retirement to play for us with the assistant of Dengue Fever at the U.S. Premiere screening of DON’T THINK I’VE FORGOTTEN.

Presenting MATT DILLON the Official Section awards at the 2nd Annual CAMBODIA TOWN FILM FESTIVAL (CTFF).

2015 SARONG PARTY – Cambodia Town, Long Beach, California.

On the set of INVISIBLE DANCE.

Performing live with VICE, VERSA and VERSATILE (RAGA MUFFIN) at the Long Beach Cambodian New Year Celebration at El Dorado Park.

On April 16th, 2015, California’s Senate unanimously passed the Senate Resolution #21 (SR-21) declaring April 13th-17th as ‘Cambodian Genocide Memorial Week,’ calling for all of California to recognize, remember and celebrate the resiliency of the Cambodian spirit in the face of terror and genocide.

The 1st Annual CAMBODIA TOWN FILM FESTIVAL 2013 – The only Cambodian film festival in the United States.

With United States Ambassador to Cambodia, William E. Todd, Founder and CEO of SABAY ENT. and Chef Luu Meng, at the 1st  Cambodian Business Expo in Long Beach, California.

At the University of the Pacific is a private university in Stockton, California. Promoting the 1st Annual CAMBODIA TOWN FILM FESTIVAL (CTFF).

With the Cambodian community of Philadelphia, promoting the 1st Annual CAMBODIA TOWN FILM FESTIVAL (CTFF).

At UCONN, performing and lecturing to promote the 1st Annual CAMBODIA TOWN FILM FESTIVAL (CTFF).

At VOA KHMER promoting Cambodia Town and the 1st Annual CAMBODIA TOWN FILM FESTIVAL (CTFF).

Filling an Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern at Phnom Penh Noodle House aka The Shack.

Me and Bee Vang (Gran Torino) visiting a Elementary School in Jacksonville, Florida.

Celebrate Asia committee members – The largest Asian celebration party in Jacksonville, Florida

Cambodia Town representative presenting praCh with a replica CAMBODIA TOWN street sign with my name and the address where that sign is posted up during the revealing of CAMBODIA TOWN.

On the set of SAMNANG, with director Asaph Polonsky.

Performing with Anida Yoeu Ali and Bochan at the SEASON OF CAMBODIA, representing the 1.5 Generation in NYC.

On the panel with Rithy Panh and others at his U.S. Premiere of his Oscar Nominated film, ‘THE MISSING PICTURE’.

Guest speaker and performer at Cambodian Health Professionals Association of America (CHPAA) Dinner Gala.

Lecturing and performing at HARVARD – The Living Magazine and Scholars At Risk.

praCh will headlining the multi-day festival celebrating the literature and culture of Cambodia at Brown University, March 14 – 17, 2011. “Khmer Voices Rising:  An International Freedom-to-Write Literary Festival,” presented by Brown’s International Writers Project and Literary Arts Program.

Lecturing and Performing at BROWN University – Khmer Voices Rising: An International Freedom-to-Write Festival (including representatives of International PEN and PEN America); and film showings, music, and plays.

Lecturing and performing at Lowell High School, Massachusetts.

Lecturing and performing with the Solebury School chorus, Pennsylvania.

Performing at Cambodian New Year Celebration, Long Beach, California.

At the Grand Opening of the SIN SISAMUTH ASSOCIATION – Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

At the Grand Opening of CAMBODIAN LIVING ARTS – Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

When in Cambodia, one must go to the most rural area, have the local build the stage with bamboo and palm leaf, rock it with some of the most prolific artist in the country and give the money back to charity. — with Silong ChhunSavy Ouch and Boran Kong