A “Season of Cambodia” in NYC Showcases Classical, New Artsi
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May 15, 2013 2:58 PM
An estimated 80 percent of Cambodia’s artists were among some two million victims of the Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s; their skills and knowledge were lost since Cambodian culture is still largely oral. But in the last two decades, a new generation of Cambodian artists has sought to revive those classical arts and invent new forms. VOA’s Carolyn Weaver reports on New York's “Season of Cambodia”, a festival designed to help further that revival.

A “Season of Cambodia” in NYC Showcases Classical, New Arts

Published May 15, 2013

An estimated 80 percent of Cambodia’s artists were among some two million victims of the Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s; their skills and knowledge were lost since Cambodian culture is still largely oral. But in the last two decades, a new generation of Cambodian artists has sought to revive those classical arts and invent new forms. VOA’s Carolyn Weaver reports on New York's “Season of Cambodia”, a festival designed to help further that revival.