Prime Minister Hun Sen today marked the third year anniversary of UNESCO’s recognition of Chapei Dang Veng as part of the country’s intangible cultural heritage.
In a post on his Facebook page, the premier said Chapei Dang Veng from Cambodia was put in the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding by the Intergovernmental Committee on November 30, 2016.
He noted that Chapei Dang Veng has always been a notable musical instrument in the Kingdom as it was also engraved on the walls of Angkor Wat.
“Chapei Dang Veng can play along with the song. It can be used to compose new songs on its own. Chapei Dang Veng’s songs usually tell ancient and educational stories to people about virtue and culture,” he said.
Mr Hun Sen also expressed his gratitude toward elder Chapei Dang Veng artists for their contribution to keeping the art alive and thanked tthe Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts for its proposal to UNESCO for the inclusion of cultural heritage.