At their inaugural benefit dinner guests can expect live music provided by Bohan Band, delicious food catered by Tuk Tuk Mobile Feast, performances from the acclaimed Kinnaly Dance Troupe, and other surprises throughout the evening. Krysada Panusith Phounsiri will be reading three poems from his acclaimed collection, Dance Among Elephants (Sahtu Press, 2015) and will have a limited number of copies available for sale at the event.
Attire is semi-formal or traditional Lao.
The Pom Foundation can trace its roots to the Kinnaly traditional music and dance troupe founded in 2002 by the passions and dedication of one woman, Pom Khampradith and her first five students who later became co-founders. Over the years the group grew and today involves over 60 second-generation Lao American youth (the youngest is 4-years-old, and some have been dancing and performing for over 15 years) who come together to learn, preserve, promote, and share the art of Lao traditional music and dances.