Messages from our partner organizations and participants:
- Message from Performance Production Director
Cambodian Youth Arts Festival is unique for many reasons: a wide variety of artists, performers, and celebrities are coming together to showcase the talent and richness of Cambodian arts.
- Message from Apple Distinguished Educator and the National University of Singapore
Preserving traditional Khmer music and art is important not only as a link to the past, but also as a foundation for the evolution of modern Cambodian art and music.
- Message from the Co-Chairs of the PR and Media Committee
We hope that Cambodian Youth Arts Festival will become a model that will be used to organise other events not just the arts events.
- Message from the Co-Chairs of the Logistic Committee
The festival will provide an opportunity for the Cambodian people and others around the world to gain a greater understanding of the artistic tradition that is so essential to their culture.
- Message from the President and Director of Cambodian Living Arts
Cambodia has come a long way over the past years and we at Cambodian Living Arts feel that this country’s wondrous arts and cultural traditions have an important part to play in the further development and rebuilding of this amazing country.
- Message from the Executive Director of Phare Ponleu Selpak (PPS)
We remember our Khmer artistic and cultural heritage, and we strive to maintain these traditions in our country.
- Message from Amrita Performing Arts
A festival of this nature also contributes to a culture of peace and nonviolence in a country striving for political and social harmony.
- Message from the Minister of Culture and Fine Arts
This festival is to renew and reinvigorate traditional Khmer art forms that have been continued to be practiced through the years by elderly masters or small groups.
- Message from the Apsara Arts Association
Artists can present old art styles dating back thousands of years to the audiences, allowing Khmer people to both acknowledge and respect the value of their intangible cultural heritage.
- Message from the Co-Chairs of the Program Committee
From our wonderful memories of the 2005 festival held in Siem Reap, as well as the 2006 and 2007 festivals in Battambang, we are so proud and honored to have a chance to be a part of organizing the 2010 Cambodian Youth Arts Festival again.
- Message from Meta House Founder
Art, in all its many forms, has the power to transcend cultures and bridge social and economic gaps. It allows individuals to express their feelings in a way that is both easily understood and non-confrontational.
- Message from the Cultural Project Manager of Mith Samlanh
We believe that our students who participate in the festival will learn a lot from the event and will build up their self-esteem, by showing their talent.
- Message from the Co-Chairs of the Artistic Committee
- Message from the Executive Producer of Waterek Production
- Message from the Festival Manager
- Message from the Managing Director of Epic Arts
- Message from the Composer of Winds of Angkor
- Message from Watkinson School
The Cambodian Youth Arts Festival 2010 is an important key for allowing the diversity of Khmer arts traditions to gain more national attention, as well as the interest of youth.
We are eager to learn more and looking forward to doing more to promote and to use more Cambodian traditional musical instruments in our music videos.
It is my great pleasure to present the 5th celebration of the Cambodian Youth Arts Festival, formerly known as “Mohaosrop Silapak Khmer Amatak.” It is the very first time that the festival is held in Phnom Penh.
“The whole teams at Epic Arts are delighted to have the opportunity to participate in the Cambodian Youth Arts Festival (formerly known as the Mohaosrop) for the third year running.”
“The opportunity to meet and interact with participants from a diversity of fields is something that cannot be experienced anywhere else on this scale,” writes Sarah O’Brien, “Winds of Angkor” Composer.
We have wonderful memories of fun and learning from the 2006 Mohoasrop in Battambang. We hope that Cambodian Youth Arts Festival will become a model that will be used to organise other events not just the arts events.