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Bayon restoration to resume

The Japanese and Cambodian governments have allocated $1,5 million to fund phase five of the Bayon temple restoration project, a Unesco official said on Tuesday. Unesco Culture Programme Specialist Philippe Delanghe told The Post yesterday that the project which is slated to begin this year ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bayon-restoration-resume

New instruments, but old venue woes for blind musicians

The Social Affairs Ministry has purchased $150,000 worth of musical instruments and sound equipment for Phnom Penh’s blind musicians in a bid to persuade them to perform in designated spaces, though many worry that restricted venues will limit their income. ...

Buth Kimsay
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/new-instruments-but-old-venue-woes-for-blind-musicians-128694/

PM wants more Khmer-style art

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday urged Cambodian artists to include elements of national identity in their work to ensure they are not threatened with intellectual property rights lawsuits from international artists. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36127/pm-wants-more-khmer-style-art/

Cebuano musicians play in Cambodia

Twelve students of the Classic Orchestra Music School (COMS) wowed Cambodian royalty, making them forces to be reckoned with in the international music scene. ...

Jenara Regis Newman
http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/entertainment/2016/07/24/cebuano-musicians-play-cambodia-487174

With new book, quest to recover stolen Battambang statues begins

The Ministry of Culture released a book on Monday of about 68 Khmer sculptures that were stolen from museums in Battambang City during decades of war and conflict, and intends to use the publication in a global search to recover the artifacts. ...

Michelle Vachon
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/with-new-book-quest-to-recover-stolen-bbang-statues-begins-113643/

Meta house founder responds to chut wutty ban

The founding director of Meta House, Nicolaus Mesterharm, responded yesterday after the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts called off tonight’s screening of I am Chut Wutty, which was set to be publicly screened for the first time in the Kingdom. ...

Michael Light and Jonathan Cox
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/23975/meta-house-founder-responds-to-chut-wutty-ban/

Phnom Penh's roots discovered

Two newly discovered archaeological sites suggest people were living close to what is now Phnom Penh thousands of years before the capital was founded.Villagers living along the Mekong, and a monk at a pagoda, both in Kandal province, have discovered artefacts including Neolithic axes and ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/phnom-penhs-roots-discovered

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