The American Academy of Arts and Letters, founded in 1898, is one of the most respected honor societies in the United States. With only 250 members, the society is made up of leading architects, artists, composers, and writers who administer 70 awards and prizes to 'foster, assist, and sustain excellence' in the country’s literature, music, and art
An MMA fighter of Cambodian decent has never set her foot in her mother’s homeland, but now she is using her fighting career to reconnect with the country that her mother told her about when she was a child
Great art can change the world. It can show us a moment in time, and it can even help heal profound pain and suffering. That's how one Cambodian dancer is using it. Through dance, she's telling the story of forced marriage during the Khmer Rouge regime
The power of music and art to influence generations is well documented, and that's sometimes why authoritarian regimes tend to silence artists. The brutal Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia is no different and a huge percentage of Cambodia's musicians and artists were killed during the Pol Pot Regime. But some remember, and their tales can now be heard. VOA's Chetra Chap reports.
The near extinct masked dance of Lakhon Khol was on display recently, thousands of miles from its birthplace in Cambodia. A group of devoted amateurs brought the ancient dance to the Washington metropolitan. VOA'S Chetra Chap reports.