“Music by the community for the community” is the Bombie Bar catch-cry and they are stoked to announce that the next gig will be a fundraiser for the ‘Drums in Cambodia’ project being run by Sydney musician, Cyndi Tan to support the Cambodian Children’s Trust.
Cyndi and the Drums will be performing solo along with Illawarra locals Tommy M and the Mastersounds, plus Shire boys, the Kava Kings who were all more than happy to play for the cause. This gig promises to be a stellar afternoon of music and good times to help out those less fortunate.
“Cambodia is the poorest country in South East Asia, a place where poverty breaks up families. Through hope and music we have made a huge impact on the lives of 100 kids in Battambang, the ex-military head-quarters of the Khmer Rouge.” said Cyndi Tan, project coordinator.
Cyndi Tan (a.k.a Cyndi and the Drums) has just returned from 6 weeks of teaching drums in Cambodia. Based at the Cambodian Children’s Trust Activity Centre, Cyndi worked with kids from city slums aged 5-12 years old, teaching them rhythm games, and new empowering skills. After 3 years of planning, a successful Pozible Campaign to buy drums, and 100 hours of teaching, the Youth Centre Kids performed an amazing concert for parents, teachers and CCT Staff!
There will be a raffle at the gig with prizes including CD’s from the bands, T-shirts and free double passes to future Bombie Bar gigs. They will also be handing around a bucket for donations.
The gig runs from 1.30pm – 5pm at the Bombie Bar, ‘the venue with the best view on the coast’ at just $10 – all bar sales help raise valuable funds to support the hardworking efforts of the members at Coalcliff Surf Life Saving Club.
The Bombie Bar is a unique community run music venue. The Bombie Bar takes pride in showcasing a wealth of local talent alongside some of Australia’s leading reggae, roots, funk and blues acts.