Khmer Student Association (KhSA) New Year Show this year at UW Seattle was a blast. If you have not checked out the show you have been missing out. It's an awesome event for a few reasons.
First, it's organized by Khmer students, real Cambodian students, who either were born in the Unites States, immigrated from Cambodia or just attending the university as international students. Almost everyone of them are of Khmer ancestry. Because it's an open community, everyone regardless of their origin, race, religion, etc can join the club as well.
The food is delicious. Most of the time the food are made by Cambodian restaurant around the area. It changes from year to year based on the decision of the current officers.
Gift drawings for awesome prizes. Every year, gift baskets are donated by sponsors of the event or local businesses that support the KhSA. There can be t-shirts with Khmer designs made by Khmer companies in the area or other Khmer related products. This year, we have the honor to be one of the sponsors and we donated Angkorwat snapbacks, iphone case, beanie, class cap and t-shirts.
Great performance by KhSA officers, members and volunteers. Even though most of the officers, members and volunteers are not in the art and performance major, but they practice and act very well during the show. The storyline is a modified version of the Khmer folktale story that includes the humorous acts for fun and entertainment purposes.
Last but not least, the live music dance at the end of the show. It's always very fun to celebrate the new year with the Khmer traditional dances. For officers, performers and volunteers, it's the opportunities to celebrate their hard work that made the show possible for the community to enjoy. For the participants, it's a good way to end the day with fun dancing.
Until next time, don't forget to check out the Khmer new year show at University of Washington Seattle organized by the Khmer Student Association next year 2018.
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