National Festival of Traditional Music, Chapei and Ayai

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Country and Region CambodiaPhnom Penh
Type of Festival Drama, Music
Location of Festival Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Festival Contact Information

Directorate of Performing Arts (National Theatre)
Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts
Preah Suramarit National Theatre
Preah Sisowath Quay, Sangkat Tonle Bassac, Khan Chamkar Mon, Phnom Penh
12301, Cambodia
Phone: +855 (0)23 214127
Fax: +855 (0)23 218146

Festival Description

This annual festival aims to preserve traditional music and theatre forms and focuses on the search for “living treasures” (elder masters) whose skills can be passed down to the younger generation and the development of program which help young people to understand and appreciate their heritage. The festival was originally planned as an annual event, but due to financial and logistical problems it has so far taken place only in 1995 and 2000. The Directorate of Performing Arts is currently appealing for funds to make this festival an annual event.

Festival Dates November
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