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arts4peace Festival

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
November 14-24, 2019

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Unsung Heroes

The Unsung Heroes Project aimed to identify people from around the country who have dedicated their time to reviving, preserving, and developing the arts. We wish to express our gratitude for the work that they have done. We worked with nine local researchers, who traveled to every province to identify and interview artists and cultural practitioners. For the past 6 months, they have met and interviewed people who have dedicated their lives to the arts. During the festival we featured stories from 25 of the Unsung Heroes that we discovered on that journey. This exhibition was created by TAN Vatey and Sinta WIBOWO.

SOU Phalla

Province: Kandal
Birth Year: 1963
Skill: Traditional Singer

“I have experienced performing all kinds of art forms, but what makes me most proud is being a classical singer and a first place award winner. I used to have an association called, 'Youth and Gratitude Association' to help artists who were being poor, sick and needy. For the most part, I have observed that my life is progressing well since I became an artist. Wherever I go, people always welcome me.”

Researcher: LUN Chomneth

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