ការងារយើង: បុណ្យរួម

កម្មវិធី៖ មជ្ឈមណ្ឌលបេតិកភណ្ឌ
គោលដៅ៖ សិល្បករ តន្រ្តីករ កម្ពុជា ឡាវ មីយ៉ាន់ម៉ា ថៃ វៀតណាម ឬជប៉ុន

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REPfest is a festival of new traditional music from around Asia and the Mekong region. It is organized by Cambodian Living Arts’ Heritage Hub – a center based in Siem Reap, with the mission to promote and strengthen the living heritage of Siem Reap and Cambodia. The goal of REPfest is to increase mutual understanding and awareness of shared culture in the region though artistic exchange and dialogue.

The 2nd edition of REPfest will take place in Siem Reap, 2-8 September 2019. With a wider variety of artists and new, exciting festival components such as collaborative workshops, REPfest will celebrate both the Mekong region’s rich intangible cultural heritage and its vibrant contemporary creativity. From 3-5 September there will be exchange sessions for participating artists to share about music from their home countries and from 6-8 September there will be workshops, arts forum, and performances that we are open for public audiences to experience with the artists.

Apply now if you are interested!
Deadline: 31 March 2019
Summit completed application to: seng@cambodianlivingarts.org

2017 REPfest

In October 2017, the Heritage Hub staged the first REPfest, which lasted three days and brought musicians from 6 Mekong and Asian countries to Siem Reap. The musicians shared experiences and cultures through workshops, conference sessions, informal exchanges and public performances. REPfest aims to inspire those taking part to develop their music creatively and to share it with new audiences, as well as to sow the seeds for future collaborations.

We hosted an international festival dedicated to world music, drawing artists from around Asia for three days of performances, workshops and forums. From 27-29 October 2017, we hosted artists and audiences at four venues in Siem Reap, including our Heritage Hub center.

This festival brought together artists from around Cambodia and Asia, with a focus on the Greater Mekong, allowing them to share their experiences and skills, and helping to sow the seeds for future collaboration in the region. With artists from a range of styles and backgrounds, REPfest aimed to inspire those taking part to develop their music creatively, and to share it with new audiences. As well as showcases and performances, there were exchange and improvisation workshops so that the artists could learn from each other, and public workshops where artists engaged with the audience on a more personal level. We presented REPfest with support from World Culture Open (WCO) and the Mekong Cultural Hub (MCH).

The REPfest 2017 artists were:

Medha (Cambodia)

An all-female drumming group from Siem Reap, Medha were formed in January 2017, when they created the piece ‘Soul of Victory Drum’. Their music explores traditional drumming, as well as their experiences of being women in Cambodia.

Kohei Nishikawa (Japan)

Kohei is an accomplished flutist, trained in both classical and traditional music. He was principal flutist of the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra, and also plays traditional bamboo flutes that accompany Japanese classical dance.

Champasak Shadow Theater (Laos)

Champasak Shadow Theater accompany a film projection about Northern Laos in the 1920s with live music and sound effects – a unique blend of archive footage, music, vocalists, and puppeteers, drawing on ancient cultural traditions from Laos.

Law Ka Nat (Laos)

Law Ka Nat comprises some of the most skilled traditional musicians from Myanmar’s Anyar region, all of whom lead their own groups. They creatively reinterpret ancient Myanmar music for the audiences of today

Đông Kinh Cổ Nhạc (Vietnam)

Đông Kinh Cổ Nhạc, meaning ‘The Ancient Music Group of Tonkin’, is a group of artists, traditional singers, musicians and Vietnamese culture lovers with a passion for the conservation of Vietnamese traditional music.

Yaksao (Cambodia)

The members of Yaksao each have a background in traditional Cambodian music, but came together earlier this year to create new music, based on traditional roots. They compose original music with a uniquely Cambodian feel.

REGISTER NOW TO JOIN WORKSHOPS WITH THE ARTISTS: Click to download the information pack 

Friday 27 October Saturday 28 October Sunday 29 October
10.30am-12pm

REPfest Forum

Center for Khmer Studies

2pm-3pm Public Workshops

Heritage Hub

– Kohei Nishikawa
(Japan)

Krousar Thmey

– Medhā
(Cambodia)

Sala Thaom Chas

– Champasak
Shadow Theater
(Laos)

Public Workshops

Heritage Hub

– Law Ka Nat
(Myanmar)

Krousar Thmey

– Đông Kinh Cổõ
Nhạąc (Vietnam)

Sala Thaom Chas

– Yaksao
(Cambodia)

 

7pm-8.30pm Performance

Krousar Thmey

– Medhā
(Cambodia)
– Đông Kinh Cổõ
Nhạąc (Vietnam)

Heritage Hub

– Kohei Nishikawa
(Japan)
– Law Ka Nat
(Myanmar)
– Yaksao
(Cambodia)

Performance

Krousar Thmey

– Medhā
(Cambodia)
– Đông Kinh Cổõ
Nhạąc (Vietnam)

Heritage Hub

– Kohei Nishikawa
(Japan)
– Law Ka Nat
(Myanmar)
– Yaksao
(Cambodia)

Closing Performance

Heritage Hub

– Arn Chorn Pond,
Seyma Thon &
Thuch Savang
(Cambodia)

Sala Thoam Chas

– Champasak
Shadow Theater
(Laos)

All events are free admission.

Registration will be required in advance for the REPfest Forum and the Public Workshops – details will follow here.

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