24.10.2013 -

Celebrating the World Audiovisual Heritage Day 2013 - Reviving Artistic Heritage

@UNESCO - Traditional Cham Music

UNESCO Phnom Penh Office and the Bophana Center will celebrate the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage on 25 October 2013 at the Bophana Center (#64 street 200) from 4:00 – 8:00 pm. The event is open to public,

and the agenda is as follows:

4:00 pm: Discussion with expert on Cambodian Traditional Music

5:00 pm: Cambodian Traditional Music Concert

6:00 pm: Launch of the Khmer Dance Project

7:00 pm: Cambodian Rock Concert by the Underdogs  

UNESCO Phnom Penh, in cooperation with the Bophana Center, celebrates the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage every year to remind people of the importance of Cambodia’s rich audiovisual heritage.

This year, we are celebrating under the theme of Reviving Artistic Heritage. We will be exploring how Cambodian artists and experts are working to preserve, recreate and disseminate artistic heritage of Cambodia through music, dance and film.

One of the key events of the Day is the launch of the Khmer Dance Project (at 6:00 - 7:00 pm) which was first launched in New York under the Season of Cambodia in April 2013. Her Royal Highness Princess Buppha Devi will be an honorable guest at the event.

The Khmer Dance Project (KDP) was initiated by the Center for Khmer Studies in 2008 in partnership with the Jerome Robbins Dance Division of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, with a grant from the Anne Hendricks Bass Foundation. The goal of Khmer Dance Project was to interview and film three generations of artists - including dancers, musicians and costume designers - who kept the dance alive during and in the wake of the Khmer Rouge regime. The Khmer Dance Project was led by former dancer and scholar Nut Suppya who directed the documentation of the classical Khmer ballet.

For more information, please contact Ms. Jamie Lee, UNESCO Communication and Information Focal Point, by email hj.lee(at)unesco.org


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