Inside Asia Tours: Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos

Insider Experience: An Audience with Arn Chorn-Pond

Meet with one of the most inspiring individuals helping to bring back traditional arts to Cambodia.

Such has been the resurgence in Cambodia's cultural climate in recent times, it is easy to forget how devastated it was. Under its brutal, nihilistic reign of terror, the Khmer Rouge destroyed an arts scene that was once one of the most vibrant in Southeast Asia. Much of the credit for helping to pick up the shattered pieces can be attributed to Arn Chorn-Pond, the founder of the Cambodian Living Arts initiative.

You will have the opportunity to meet with this inspiring individual who cheated death in a labour camp by playing propaganda music during mass executions.  As well as hearing Arn's incredible and harrowing story first hand, you will discover how his arts organisation is helping bring traditional performance back to the Cambodian people.

Insider Experience: An Audience with Arn Chorn-Pond

located in Phnom Penh

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