Video: Roa in CambodiaStreet Art // Monday, 25 Mar 2013
Roa is just about everywhere always. There really is no keeping up with his travels. As part of the ongoing project, ROA and The SK8room traveled to Cambodia to visit Skateistan; a global nonprofit that works with youths from various socioeconomic backgrounds to build trust and skills through skateboarding in order to leave a lasting impression on the country through their combined passions of street art and skateboarding.
"My purpose of my visit to Cambodia was an introduction to the Skateistan and also to the Sk8room project. It's a beautiful project because they help kids that don't have a lot of opportunities and let them be kids. I skateboarded as a kid. I grew up in the 80's so skateboarding for me was one of the most important things as a teenager and it came together for me with graffiti and hip-hop culture. So it was really important and you see now it still influences me. Early Skateboard graphics of Powell and Santa Cruz had such a special meaning for me as a teenager to begin with and it is still a big part of my life.” - ROA