October 19, 2021

Category: Arts

Arts

Pan African Film Festival Begins in Burkina Faso

The Pan-African Film Festival of Ouagadougou returns to Burkina Faso this weekend after being canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. One Burkinabe director, who has made a film documenting a nursery for the infants of sex workers, talks about the importance of telling African stories through cinema. Moumouni Sanou is a documentary film […]

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Cambodia to Organise Chapei Dang Veng Competition Festival in Mid-October

The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts will organise a three-day Chapei Dang Veng competition festival from Oct. 15-17, 2021 here in Phnom Penh capital. H.E. Dr. Phoeurng Sackona, the minister, explained in an announcement released recently that the festival aims to promote the Chapey Dong Veng (a Cambodian two-stringed, long-necked guitar) certified by UNESCO […]

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Kan Ben and Pchum Ben Festivals Suspended

The Royal Government of Cambodia has decided to suspend the celebrations of Kan Ben and Pchum Ben Festivals to contain and prevent the spread of COVID-19, especially the fast-spreading Delta variant. According to a Royal Government’s statement released last night, the Kan Ben and Pchum Ben Festivals must be suspended from Sept. 25 or the […]

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Asia-Europe Cultural Festival Could Help Cambodia’s Tourism Reopening

Senior official in charge sees the opportunity for Cambodia to host the in-coming Asia-Europe Cultural Festival on Nov. 22-26 as a booster for the country’s tourism reopening and economy. H.E. Dr. Kim Pinun, Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, and Vice Chairperson of the National Organising Committee for the 13th […]

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Cambodia to Host the Asia-Europe Cultural Festival 2021 before ASEM13

Cambodia will host the Asia-Europe Cultural Festival (ASEMfest) 2021, one of the 13th Asia-Europe Summit’s side events, on Nov. 22-26, 2021, said a senior official of the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts. The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts has already organised an internal meeting led by the Secretary of State H.E. Ms. Pen […]

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“Chol Vossa” Festival to Begin This Weekend

Cambodia will celebrate soon Chol Vossa (enter rainy season) or Rainy Retreat, one of annual religious festivals. This year, the festival began on July 25 and will last until Oct. 21, in the pagodas throughout Cambodia. During this three-month-long festival, the monks do not leave their pagodas to collect alms as usual. They must remain […]

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Three Heads of Asura Discovered at Takao Gate

The conservation team of the Department of Conservation of Monuments in the Angkor Park and Preventive Archaeology of the APSARA National Authority has discovered three heads of Asura, while conducting excavations to restore Takao Gate (West Gate). The information was shared this afternoon by H.E. Kim Sothin, Deputy Director General of APSARA National Authority. A […]

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Social Activities Remain, but Prevention Measures Tightened

AKP Phnom Penh, Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has appealed to his compatriots, especially those in Phnom Penh, to strengthen the preventive measures against the COVID-19 pandemic as the new community outbreak was announced this morning. Despite the third COVID-19 community outbreak, all social activities remain as usual, but health […]

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