praCh Ly - "Mech Jung Ha"


praCh, is an internationally renowned, critically acclaimed, award winning artist. His debut album is the first #1 rap album in Cambodia. Newsweek proclaim him as “the first Cambodian rap star”. Through masterful lyrics of powerful rap music, his music not only entertains but also educates. His lyric has been published by multiple publishing and is currently being use for South East Asian Studies. In 2004 he went on a 23 States tour across the United States and was a subject for Japan’s documentary film, which won NHK’s *Best Documentary of the Year (2004). His involvement in films ranges from scoring music for a baseball documentary ‘Rice Field of Dreams’ (2010) to creating original music for *Sundance Award Winning and *Oscar short-listed movie ‘Enemies of the People’ (2010). He is now the Executive Producer of Enemies of the People part 2 titled “SUSPICIOUS MINDS' (2013/2014). He lectures and headlines events in prestigious institutions and Ivy League universities, from the Smithsonian in DC, to the International ‘Freedom to Write’ festival at BROWN to the Scholars at Risk at HARVARD.

He’s been featured in the Cambodia Daily, Phnom Penh Post, Newsweek, Times, ABC, BBC, CBS, CNN, NBC, NHK, FOX, PBS, PRI, NPR, VOA, RFA, American Route, Press-Telegram, LA Times, New York Times, Frontline, The World.org, America.org, Khmerconnection.com and countless others. He is the youngest coordinator of the Cambodian New Year Celebration in Long Beach California (2002). The GRAND MARSHAL of the 2nd Annual Cambodian New Year Parade (2005). Awarded by the Cambodian-American Business Association for “Successful Business, Entrepreneurship and Community Service Excellence” (2011). Founder/Coordinator of the Cambodia Town Film Festival, Chairmen of the Board-West Coast Committee for CELEBRATE ASIA, C.E.O. of Mujestic Records and Founder/Co-Owner of The ORPHANAGE Productions.