11th Annual Cambodia Town Culture Festival in Long Beach

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The 11th Annual Cambodian New Year Celebration on Sunday featured classical and popular dance performances, food and demonstrations of various forms of art.

This is the year of the pig.

Among the arts and cultural exhibits on display were Cambodian costuming, drawing, shadow puppets, music, musical instruments, textiles, dressmaking, weddings, gardening, and cooking. The event at Mark Twain Public Library was free and open to the public.

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Nick Tich plays a roneat ek, during the 11th Annual Cambodia Town Culture Festival, held outside the Mark Twain Long Beach Public Library. The instrument is a xylophone used in Khmer classical music. Photo by Stephen Carr.
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Cambodian monks receive food during the 11th Annual Cambodia Town Culture Festival, held outside the Mark Twain Long Beach Public Library. The festival is the kickoff to Cambodian New Year Celebration, featuring Cambodian classical and popular dance performances, food and music. Long Beach California, Sunday, April 7, 2019. Photo by Stephen Carr.


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Chet Khut, of Sophy’s Restaurant in Long Beach, cooks up some chicken satay, during the 11th Annual Cambodia Town Culture Festival. Photo by Stephen Carr.

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