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As part of the US Embassy Art's Envoy programme, from September 2019 to December 2019, TSI worked in partnership with the US Embassy, CLA and JBL to deliver the tour of US band Henhouse Prowlers. The project’s events are designed for cultural exchange through music and to strengthen mutual understanding between Cambodia and the US.

The programming combined American bluegrass music and elements of Cambodian music. During the 8-day tour, the band ran 5 workshops with NGOs and performed in three provinces including Siem Reap, Battambang and Phnom Penh. The finale concert in Phnom Penh at Futures Factory included Small World Small Band and TSI’s very own Heang. Henhouse Prowlers run their own school education programmes in Chicago and around the world, go check out their work at Bluegrass Ambassadors.

“The public performance with The Sound Initiative was easily one of the best-run events we’ve ever participated in on an Arts Envoy Tour. ”

— HenHouse Prowlers

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