OUR WORK: arts4peace Tour

PROGRAM: Arts Development; The Khmer Magic Music Bus
AIMED AT: Audiences in the USA


Cambodian Living Arts is in the USA this fall!

Next year, we will celebrate 20 years of working in arts for peace and transformation in Cambodia – and we are marking this with the arts4peace festival, a celebration in Phnom Penh of arts and culture in Cambodia today, to be held in November 2019

This October and November, our friends in the USA will have a preview! Artists from The Khmer Magic Music bus will perform “Heartstrings”, a new creation exploring their personal journeys through music and storytelling:

What does it mean to conceal your passion and your livelihood, or to be forced to play propaganda music to survive? What does it mean to rewrite memories you thought you had? And what does it mean to be a daughter of one of the few surviving Master Artists? Witness the music that defined them, hear their stories, learn about the people who shaped them, and celebrate the power of the arts in building peace. Featuring renowned flute player, human rights activist, and founder of Cambodian Living Arts, Arn Chorn-Pond, alongside Seyma THORN, Master Mann MEN,  his daughter Mao MEN, and Savang THOCH.

In addition, we will be visiting different schools, pagodas, community spaces, and connecting and sharing music with Cambodians living in the USA. If you’re in the US this fall, please join us!

Join us on the arts4peace tour:

Friday 26 October: Heartstrings

Next Stage, Putney, VT

7.3opm-8.30pm, doors open at 7pm

General Admission: $20

Get tickets


Saturday 27 October: Heartstrings

Boston Public Library, Boston, MA


Free Admission

More Information


Wednesday 31 October: Meet the Artist Fellows

Asian Cultural Council, New York, NY



More information coming soon


Thursday 1 November: Heartstrings

Watkinson School, Hartford, CT

7pm-8pm, doors open 6.30pm

Free Admission

More information


Sunday 4 November: Welcoming Ceremony

Supported by Mekong NYC

Watt Sammaki, Brooklyn, New York, NY

Free Admission
For more information, please contact (347) 918-9220

Sunday 4 November: Artist Fellows’ Panel Discussion

Supported by NYSEAN

Asia Society, New York, NY

HANG Sokharo, TAN Vatey, and TOR Vutha in conversation
4pm- 5.30pm
Free Admission, no registration required

Sunday 4 November: Heartstrings

followed by live auction by CK Swett

The Loft at City Winery, New York, NY

7.30pm-8.30pm, doors open 6pm

General Non Allocated – $25 (52 seats) – Get tickets
General Reserved Seating – $50 (52 seats) – Get tickets
A Reserve Seating – $100 (26 seats) – Get tickets
Sponsorship packages also available

Wednesday 7 November: Meet & Greet the Artists

Hosted by Mekong NYC

2571 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York, NY


Snacks and drinks provided

For more information, please contact (347) 918-9220


Thursday 8 November: Arn Chorn-Pond at The Moth

St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, Brooklyn Heights, New York, NY

7.30pm-10pm, doors open at 6.30pm
Followed by after-party

Complimentary tickets available for members of The Moth – find out more

Friday 9 November: Heartstrings 

Followed by live auction

The Wine Garden at City Winery DC, Washington, DC

7.30pm-8.30pm, doors open at 6pm

General Non Allocated – $15 (30 seats) – Get tickets
General Reserved Seating – $30 (30 seats) – Get tickets
A Reserve Seating – $75 (30 seats) – Get tickets
Sponsorship packages also available

Saturday 10 November: The Khmer Magic Music Bus at the Round House

Byrd Park Round House, Richmond, VA

7pm-10pm, doors open at 6.30pm  with opening set by Rumput band from Indonesia

Free entrance – more information


Sunday 11 November: Meet The KMMB

Including presentation and demonstrations

Vatt Buddhikarama – វត្តពុទ្ធិការាម, Silver Springs, MD



Free Admission

Find the location (map)


Become a Supporter

Sponsorship Packages

Be one of the generous sponsors bringing The KMMB to the Cambodian community and your community!
Includes CLA concierge ticketing service and Sponsor Reserved seating for a performance of Heartstrings of your choice, tax deductible receipt for Sponsorship* and recognition of arts4peace tour sponsorship at the following levels:
Supporter – $250
+ 1 Sponsor Reserved Ticket
Patron – $500
+ 2 Sponsor Reserved Tickets
Co-host – $1,000
+ 2 Sponsor Reserved Tickets
+ arts4peace tour gift
To become a sponsor please contact development@cambodianlivingarts.org.
*Tax receipt minus Sponsor Reserved ticket price based on performance venue

Support the tour

Can’t make it to one of our events? You can still support the tour and be part of the community investing in our mission and vision! 100% of all contributions go towards fulfilling our arts4peace tour dream and inspiring and sharing the work of CLA with Cambodian and international communities.
Please click the button below to donate via our website. We truly appreciate gifts of any size. To give through other means,  please contact development@cambodianlivingarts.org.
Cambodian Living Arts is truly grateful to the generous donors who have made this tour possible:


Debra Fram and Eric Schwartz
Liz Keating


Olivia Bernard
Henry and Kathleen Chalfant


Cynthia and Jon Calder
Paul Critchlow and Patty McCormick
Al Munzer and Joel Wind


R. Kelley Bonn
Edmond and Kunthary de Gaiffier
Hilary Famolare
Deborah Landesman
Adlyn and Ted Loewenthal
Brewster Perkins
Michael Singer
Potter Stewart and Robin Stern
Brian Tobin and William Short
Charley Todd
Theresa Wing-Hines


Kamala Cesar
Barbara Chatfield

Mally and James Cox-Chapman

Kevin Jennings and Jeff Davis
Myrna Fawcett
William and Sotie Heidt
Patrick Langevin and
Christopher White
Ronald and Judy Schlossberg
Stuart Sotsky


Evie Lovett and Jeff Shumlin
Lauren Shaw and Paul Feinberg
With special thanks to:

John Burt
Laurie Burt
Taylor Burt
Chhaya Chhoum
Betsy Cohen
Jocelyn Glatzer
Tom Gromak
Karen and Paul Gustafson
Melissa Im
Samkahnn Khoeun
Joe Melillo
Deborah Nelson
Khemara Nhann
Ken Pelletier
Caryl Richardson and Jim Robinson
Stephen Riege
Elise Steenburgh
Virak Uy
Thida Virak
Miranda Volpe
Marion Wingfield
Lisa Yankowski

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