Phnom Penh: The Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia (UYFC) in Phnom Penh plans to launch the "Khmer Youth Music Heritage" program, which provides opportunities for young people To receive free training from talent and learn to use Khmer traditional music instruments to participate in building resources in turn. In this field.
According to the announcement of (SOSYOK) received by the Post on December 9, the conditions for admission To take this training course, young people must be between 13 and 35 years old, in good physical condition, highly committed and respectful of time. In learning. Applications will be accepted from January 1 to March 1, 2021.
Mr. Sum Monorom, Director of the Secretariat (CPC) of Phnom Penh, said that the date of the training depends on the number of registrants after Examine the application and summarize and divide before you can prepare the schedule for enrollment.
Monorom said: "Of course, we do not know the actual number of young people will have to go to school now, but we have a form for him. Fill out the application form, then if he fills in the form, then we can know the information about who is studying from Monday to Friday. Who learns Saturday and Sunday? ”
According to Mr. Monorom, this teaching is so that young people do not forget the Khmer musical instruments and want to know how to use them and be able to play as a family, but if they He wants to take up a career and continue to help teach.
"If anyone wants to develop into a professional Khmer classical musician, we will continue to do that," Phearum said. "But the first step is to measure the level of interest."
Mr. Monorom said that (SOSYOK is located at Khemrani Building, Fine Arts Street, Prek Leap Village, Sangkat Prek Leap, Khan Chroy Changva, Phnom Penh. The teachers are Professor from the Royal University of Fine Arts and the Ministry of Culture.
Mr. Sion Sophearith, Director General of Cultural Technology in charge of Intangible Heritage, said that learning how to use traditional Khmer musical instruments is a part of conservation. Truly intangible heritage. Intangible cultural heritage refers to all.
Mr. Sophearith stated: "Intangible heritage is all, not just the Ministry, the Ministry only has a part to help promote and guide Help fill in the gaps, something like that to promote.
Heng Sophady, Rector of the Royal University of Fine Arts, supported the program.
He said that the Royal University of Fine Arts also has training, but the number is limited. Although young people are more interested in contemporary art, young people are still interested in studying Khmer classical music.
Mr. Sophady said: "I still think that his youth still value Khmer cultural art, just a part of him According to the era, then … ”
Mr. Sam Sam Ang, Advisor to the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, said that there are more than 100 traditional Khmer musical instruments, but to teach young people Khmer in this training is to choose only the most popular tools.
He said: "We teach about 10 more, including, such as treche, truss, trumpet, trumpet, drum, small gong, big gong, drums. Thorn, drum, Romnea, Khim Take, that's it … ”