• Cultural Season 2023 “Your Kind, Our Kind”
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    Cultural Season 2023 “Your Kind, Our Kind”

    CLA has been running a regular Cultural Season since 2018, with a series of performances, workshops, exhibitions, and talks presented over 2-3 months in Phnom Penh and provinces. The season will be held in Phnom Penh in February and March. Some works will be invited to go on a province tour during the rest of […]

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  • Arts for Transformation Course
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    Arts for Transformation Course

    The course explores the power of arts and culture as a transformative force. How can safeguarding heritage, curating history, stimulating contemporary expressions, and promoting sustainability and cultural diversity heal a population and rebuild a post-conflict country whilst being a vital actor in sustainable development? What methods are viable, what tools proved useful, what approaches failed? […]

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  • Khmer Magic Music Bus
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    Khmer Magic Music Bus

    The Khmer Magic Music Bus has the mission to take traditional music to villages all around in Cambodia, especially in rural areas where performing arts are often hard to find. The KMMB began as an independent project started by our founder Arn CHORN-POND and friend Steve RIEGE in 2012. They had watched Master Ta Hai […]

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  • Bangsokol, A Requiem for Cambodia
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    Bangsokol, A Requiem for Cambodia

    THE STORY Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia is a multi-disciplinary stage production combining music, film, movement and voice. HIM Sophy’s composition embraces musical traditions from both Cambodia and the West, while Rithy PANH’s poetic visuals tell the story of Cambodia’s tragedy. Bangsokol hopes to serve as an inspiration for post-conflict societies around the world – […]

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  • Experience CLA
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    Experience CLA

    Experience CLA is a branch of CLA that creates sustainable and fairly paid jobs for artists and technicians, and give audiences an opportunity to experience quality, authentic Cambodian performing arts. They also contribute income to Cambodian Living Arts overall, and help us to fund our other programs. Featured Programs “Earth & Sky” Traditional Dance Show […]

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  • REPfest Festival
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    REPfest Festival

    Cambodian Living Arts’ Heritage Hub will host the second edition of REPfest from 3-8 September 2019. The Heritage Hub is CLA’s center in Siem Reap, which has the mission to share and strengthen the living heritage of Cambodia. REPfest is a platform that brings musicians from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and Japan together, to […]

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  • Chapei Dang Veng Festival
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    Chapei Dang Veng Festival

    We’re excited to present the 2018 Chapei Dang Weng Festival, a collaboration between arts partners from all around the country! Location: CLA Heritage Hub, Wat Bo, Siem ReapDate: 30 November 2018 – 2 December 2018 The festival will be three days of workshops and performances. It is open to everyone and all events are free […]

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  • Cultural Season Tour 2020
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    Cultural Season Tour 2020

    What is the theme for 2020 Cultural Season? The world is changing and so is Cambodia. With these changes and development (globalization, immigration…etc.), some view this as a threat to “Cambodian Identity/Pure Culture”. With this current context, what do we mean by “Cambodian Identity, i.e. to remain the same or to extend the definition to […]

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  • Angkuoch
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    Angkuoch

    In Cambodia, angkuoch are found in several provinces both among the majority Khmer people and some ethnic minorities. Before the Khmer Rouge era (1975-1979), playing and enjoying angkuoch was a popular local pastime in village communities. However, angkuochis now highly endangered both as an instrument and as a performance practice. Traditional social functions for playing […]

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  • Creative Expression and Contemporary Arts Making Among Young Cambodians
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    Creative Expression and Contemporary Arts Making Among Young Cambodians

    From April 2020 – March 2021, Dr. Amanda ROGERS and YEAN Reaksmey conducted a research project into contemporary arts making and creative expression among young Cambodians. The project used Cambodian Living Arts’ 2020 ‘Cultural Season Expressing Identities: Them and/or Us?’ as a case study and asked: At the end of this project, the research team […]

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