After playing in the Unites States, Australia and France, “Bangsokol” will play for Cambodian audiences during the Arts4Peace festival that commences this week on November 14. The 10-day festival will celebrate three generations of artists and cultural workers
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
After premiering earlier this year, “Last Night I Saw You Smiling” picked up NETPAC Award for best Asian film in February at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. It won the Special Jury Award for International Documentary Feature at Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival in May
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