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“A New Insight into Cambodia with Music and Words from a Remarkable Man” 5 of 5 stars
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Beatocello Concert
Hospital Jayavarman VII | on the roads towards Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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“A New Insight into Cambodia with Music and Words from a Remarkable Man”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

If you have a little energy left in the evening do attend this event. It is a multimedia experience with short cello pieces interspersed by words of wisdom, historical facts, health statistics and couragous rants agianst corruption and professional NGO administrators. The second part is an interesting short documentary.
One must admire the man for his passion for helping Cambodian children. Even if you feel he is a bit self promoting at times you must appreciate his perseverence of doing this spiel every week. This could easily be a ticketed event but it is not, and there is absolutely no presure to donate after the performance. I was surprised there were not more people able to answer questions (in English) and better inirmation about blood donation.
This is definitely a missed opportunity, they hould have the lab set up right there in he pacious entrance hall to tap the concertgoers and an appointment system for people to sign upf or next morning's blood donations.

Yes, do bring a sweater, shawl or cardigan. The air con is strong in the concert hall.

I believe there is now also a Thursday night concert.

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“Cannot visit Siem Reap without watching this”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Not much of a concert, more story telling, but I knew that before hand.

An exceptional man, who has influenced and changed 1000's of lives and continues to do so. Question yourself of what and how you have done to make a difference.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Even if you dont like cello...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Not a fan of cello but glad I went. Beate's sheer enthusiasm for the great work that he is doing is infectious. You've been warned!

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“Support children's hospital!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012 via mobile

Beat Richner is a man like there are only few of them on this planet. He dedicated his life to saving children. He managed to build 5 hospitals for children between Phnom Peng and Siem Reap. All his realizations were possible thanks 90% to donations. Only 3% of his budget comes from the Cambodian government, 10% from other international governments and the rest is private. He has to deal with a lot of obstacles mainly corruption and bureaucracy of international organizations like the WHO. Despite all the difficulties he still manages to save lives and bring new technology to Cambodian hospitals. His concert is his way to collect money. This is a great way to contribute and be sure that the money is gonna be properly used.



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Alicante, Spain
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“excelente”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

my wife sadd about this place , never shood have hapen , feel every person shood visit here place , wel worth the visit

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