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Wednesday 24.10.12

Donation: Skating with a soundtrack

The world's first skate park with a built-in DJ school has just opened in Cambodia. Roskilde Festival has donated 142.706 dkk to the DJ school.

At Roskilde Festival it has been possible to listen to music, skate and hang out with friends for many years. But this is not the case everywhere in the world.

Therefore, the two non-profit organisations Turning Tables and Skateistan come together to create an impressive skate park and dj-school in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh. Here marginalised young people have the opportunity to find a community in the youth culture rising from skateboarding and electronic music.

The idea of the dj-school and skate park is to strengthen self-confidence among the young people and give them opportunities for a better future, which they get by having a permanent place where they can freely express themselves through movement and creativity.

Skateistan has been working on the skate park for a while, and then Turning Tables wished to establish a dj-school in connection with the skate park. Therefore Roskilde Festival donated 142.706 dkk to Turning Tables, which enabled them to build the dj-school. The whole thing opened with a huge party in October 2012 where the Cambodian youth demonstrated impressive skills as DJs, and they presented a show in both breakdancing, martial arts, and, of course, skating.

Photo: Turning Tables
 

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