tiny toones u.s. tour

Remember Tiny Toones? They're a b-boy troupe for impoverished youth started by Cambodian Americans who grew up the United States but were deported to Cambodia. The organization is embarking on their first ever U.S. tour through multiple cities this month, April 14 to May 5.

It's the first time these kids are coming to the U.S., so it's a pretty big deal for everyone involved. A film crew is following them around to create a documentary about the tour. Here's a video clip of a sidewalk battle after a 19-hour flight: Motion Mid-West Rhythm Monster Attack Disorderz vs. Tiny Toones.

They'll be roaming through the country, making stops in Madison, New York, Philadelphia, Seattle and Los Angeles. Here are some details:
Madison, WI (April 14-20)

Breakin' the Law: Floor Phy6ix
Friday April 17, 6:00PM-11:00PM
Saturday April 18, 5:00pm-10:00PM
Goodman Community Center
149 Waubesa St.
Madison, WI 53704

New York (April 21-24)

Radio 23 Launch Party, featuring Tiny Toones
Thursday April 23rd
The Bellhouse (off the Gowanas Canal near Park Slope, Brooklyn)
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
8pm - 1am

Tiny Toones Cambodia - NYC Fundraiser
Friday April 24th, 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Bob Rock Studio
873 Broadway (@ 18th Street above Union Square)
Suite 302 (Intercom - 0013)
NY, NY 10003

Philadelphia (April 25-28)

Breakdown Poverty - Rebuild Cambodia: Tiny Toones Fundraiser
Sponsored by the Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia
Saturday April 25th, Noon - 2:00PM
Sunday April 26th, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Khmer Art Gallery
319 N. 11th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Seattle (April 29-May 1)

Tiny Toones Community Celebration
Thursday April 30th, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Wing Luke Asian Museum
719 South King Street, Seattle 98104

Tiny Toones Community Fundraiser
Friday May 1st, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
The Greenwood Collective
8537 Greenwood Ave North, Seattle 98103

Long Beach & Los Angeles (May 2-5)

Sunday May 3rd, 5:00PM - 10:00 PM
Chuco's Justice Center
11357 E. Redondo Blvd
Inglewood, CA 90321
I was really impressed when I first read about this organization in the New York Times last fall, and it's great to hear that they're going places with these kids. For more information about the group, how you can support them, and further details about the tour stops, go to the official Tiny Toones website here.

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