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Leonard Cohen To Play Cambodian Benefit Show

NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Leonard Cohen will perform at the Phnom Penh Olympic Stadium on November 27 to aid victims of Cambodia's recent tragic past.

Proceeds from Cohen's concert will benefit the Cambodian Red Cross and Cambodian persons with a disability. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will perform under the patronage of His Excellency Samdech Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia and Lok Chumtuev Bun Rany Hun Sen, President of the Cambodian Red Cross.

As an ordained Buddhist monk, Cohen is known for his affinity for the culture and his commitments to assist those who have suffered from conflict.

Phnom Penh's Olympic Stadium is a rare example of the work of Khmer architect Vann Molyvan, whose designs are the current subject of international interest. His distinctive designs combine High Modernism with elements of classical Khmer design and are a reminder of the days of Phnom Penh's former cultural stature.

"The world is aware that Phnom Penh, once a cultural Mecca, and its people, suffered a brutal genocide thirty five years ago which ended lives and altered that magnificent city. We are hopeful that the concert may become a first step in celebration of the city's rebirth as a vibrant cultural centre and serve to aid those who have suffered," said Cohen's manager Robert Kory according to the press release.- CelebrityAccess Staff Writers