Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia is an extraordinary new composition fusing music, voice, movement, and film. It is the first major symphonic work to address the traumas of the late 1970s in Cambodia, blending elements of Cambodian traditional music with the Western requiem and bangsokol, a ceremony accompanying Buddhist funeral rites. It tells a universal and urgent story; the story of a society confronting moral devastation and reclaiming its humanity through reconciliation and healing.
Our Heritage Hub is located in Siem Reap, and it supports CLA’s wider mission, with a special focus on strengthening living heritage – the range of cultural and artistic practices that are part of people’s lives, from music to ritual, crafts, and even food and social interactions. Our current priority is traditional performing arts.