Like all the other art forms, Lakhorn Niyeay suffered during the wars. People were all trying to survive, leaving behind tradition, culture and religion. But even when peace was brought back, the fading art struggled to keep up.
It was a fun-filled and exciting experience for Phnom Penhers last week as hundreds witnessed the Lakhorn Niyeay or Spoken Theater performance called Driver Horm at the Cambodia-Korea Cooperation Center.
Lakhorn niyeay was named “National lakhorn of Cambodia” in 1944. Three years later, it became the most successful form of lakhorn.