The Mohavesondorcheadoc event, a recent showcase of traditional Khmer performing arts, brought together more than 100 performing artists from three generations at Phnom Penh’s Chaktomuk Hall. Most of the artists were survivors of the Khmer Rouge regime, some of them more than 70 years old.
It was only the second time this major celebration has been held. The first was held as part of the funeral events for Samdech Chuon Nath, Cambodia’s Supreme Buddhist Patriarch during the 1960s.The second Mohavesondorcheadoc had three main goals.
The first was to show gratitude to the ancestors who founded the Khmer arts. The second was to remind people of the first event in honour of Samdech Chuon Nath. The last was to promote traditional Khmer culture among the younger generation.
The performers were honoured by the presence of Prime Minister Hun Sen and his son Hun Many, president of the Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia.