An MMA fighter of Cambodian decent has never set her foot in her mother’s homeland, but now she is using her fighting career to reconnect with the country that her mother told her about when she was a child. VOA’s Chetra Chap reports.
Ratanak Ros, or Chef Nak, dedicates her life to preserving and promoting Cambodian cuisine. The 34-year-old self-taught chef, originally from the capital city of Phnom Penh, discovered her passion for cooking as a child. Now she’s an ambassador for Cambodian flavors, and works with the Ministry of T
Artificial intelligence or AI, is broadly defined as the technology that allows machines to do tasks that only humans have done in the past. However, as that technology continues to advance there is a growing conversation about ensuring that machines aren't just making decisions, but making ethical
Great art can change the world. It can show us a moment in time, and it can even help heal profound pain and suffering. That's how one Cambodian dancer is using it. Through dance, she's telling the story of forced marriage during the Khmer Rouge regime. VOA's Chetra Chap reports.
The power of music and art to influence generations is well documented, and that's sometimes why authoritarian regimes tend to silence artists. The brutal Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia is no different and a huge percentage of Cambodia's musicians and artists were killed during the Pol Pot Regime. B
Sopheak Soung is among the few Cambodian playwrights who are working to keep one of Cambodia’s oldest art forms, “Lakhorn Niyeay,” alive. Originally from the southeastern province of Kandal, the 41-year-old artist moved to Phnom Penh in 1996 to study “Lakhorn Niyeay,” a form of spoken theater. Today
Sievphin Chong, 24, chose an unconventional career path for a Cambodian. After growing up in the remote northeastern provinces of Steung Treng and Ratanakiri, Sievphin moved to Phnom Penh to study design at university. But that was not to be once Sievphin found his passion and an outlet for his crea
Bosba Panh began singing when she was seven. She began composing as a teenager mixing classical Cambodian and Western music. And now as an adult at age 22, her interest shifts to understanding the Cambodian music through academic research. Bosba’s dedication to the arts from a very young age makes h
Janet Seng, 49, came to the U.S. in 1981 from Cambodia as a teenager. She attended high school, college and graduate school in the U.S. Seng earned a Masters Degree in Business Management and currently works as a Financial Analyst. She's also a social worker helping new immigrants from Cambodia, som
Conor Savoy, director of policy and advocacy at the Washington-based Global Innovation Fund, tells VOA Khmer that focusing the development finance on Asia’s private sector is a comparative advantage that the US has over China in the region. VOA Khmer’s Chetra Chap reports.