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arts4peace Festival

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
November 14-24, 2019

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Virtual Festival

Watch the following performances online via the Festival Facebook page and YouTube channel.


Mak Therng (Yike folk opera)

Cambodia / ICT (GMT+7) – 6pm Monday 18 November
Cambodia  / ICT (GMT+7) – 9am Tuesday 19 November
Australia / AEST (GMT+10) – 1pm Tuesday 19 November
New York / EST (GMT-5) – 6am Monday 18 November
New York  / EST (GMT-5)  – 9pm Monday 18 November
West Coast / PST (GMT-8) – 6pm Monday 18 November
GMT – 11am Monday 18 November

Mak Therng

Mak Therng is on a quest to find his wife, Pangkiya, who has been abducted by Prince Pyanoy. Will Mak Therng be able to find his wife and to bring the Prince to justice?

K’dey Sromai (Contemporary Dance)

Cambodia / ICT (GMT+7) – 6pm Tuesday 19 November
Cambodia  / ICT (GMT+7) – 9am Thursday 21 November
Australia / AEST (GMT+10) – 1pm
Thursday 21 November
New York / EST (GMT-5) – 6am Tuesday 19 November
New York  / EST (GMT-5)  – 9pm Wednesday 20 November
West Coast / PST (GMT-8) – 6pm
Wednesday 20 November
GMT – 11am Tuesday 19 November

K’dey Sromai

A contemporary dance piece created by former Arn Chorn-Pond Scholarship student CHAMROEUN Sophea, exploring the hopes, dreams and aspirations of her group of peers.

Fortune Teller, Grandpa’s Chapei, & Alone Again (Original Spoken Theater)

Cambodia / ICT (GMT+7) – 6pm Friday 22 November
Cambodia  / ICT (GMT+7) – 9am Saturday 23 November
Australia / AEST (GMT+10) – 1pm Saturday 23 November
New York / EST (GMT-5) – 6am Friday 22 November
New York  / EST (GMT-5)  – 9pm Friday 22 November
West Coast / PST (GMT-8) – 6pm  Friday 22  November
GMT – 11am Friday 22 November

Fortune Teller

Written by LIM Phanna and directed by NEN Phearith

When Davy suspects her husband Dina is having an affair, she decides to consult her Fortune Teller. But will he help the couple to get back together or will he make things even worse?

Grandpa’s Chapei

Written by SUON Sotheara and directed by CHONGTHAM Jayanta Meetei
Assisted by SOUNG Sopheak

Thara is a young talented Chapei player who moves to the city to find support for his art, taught to him by his grandpa. How can Thara keep his promise to his grandfather that he will continue the traditions of Chapei in this modern society?

Alone Again

Written and directed by CHHON Sina

Alone Again follows the story of Saophea, who sacrifices everything to maintain her marriage and her family’s happiness. But how much can she endure after finding out that her husband has a mistress and is living a double life?

Friendship (New Traditional Music)

Cambodia / ICT (GMT+7) – 6pm Saturday 23 November
Cambodia  / ICT (GMT+7) – 9am Sunday 24 November
Australia / AEST (GMT+10) – 1pm  Sunday 24 November
New York / EST (GMT-5) – 6am Saturday 23 November
New York  / EST (GMT-5)  – 9pm  Saturday 23 November
West Coast / PST (GMT-8) – 6pm   Saturday 23  November
GMT – 11am Saturday 23 November


This is composed by Yaksao, led by PHAN Chamroeun, and features Cambodian musicians from diverse backgrounds. With an interactive atmosphere, the audience will feel connected into the different rhythms and melodies as if they are part of the performance.

Online Exhibition

Her Sounds

Curated by Emily HOWE and NEAK Sophal

This exhibition is the capstone of a multimedia research project documenting female musicians’ and dancers’ perspectives on gender and art in Cambodia. What should 21st-century Cambodian womanhood look and sound like?

Discover “Her Sounds”