The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) led by its chairman, National Artist Virgilio S. Almario, together with the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts (MCFA) of Cambodia and the Philippine Embassy in Phnom Penh, proudly features Days of Cambodian Culture in the Philippines from September 19 to 24, 2018. This is to celebrate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
The Cambodian Artist Troupe will perform on September 21, 7:00 pm, at the Little Theatre of the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City. This will be followed by another concert on September 22, 6:00 pm, at the Rizal Park Open-Air Auditorium. His Excellency Som Sokun, Secretary of State of MCFA will lead the delegation with 14 members of MCFA Performing Arts Department.
With vast expertise and experience in both classical and folk dances, the group will bring attractive and dynamic performances to Filipino audiences. The group’s repertoire is highly influenced by the rich tangible and intangible cultural heritage of Cambodia that are already registered in the UNESCO’s representative list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. They also share their excitement to learn new concepts from the Philippines, particularly in the country’s arts and culture scene.
Based on the provision of the Executive Program on Cultural Cooperation between the Philippines and Cambodia, the MCFA takes the turn to pay homage to the Philippines through a showcase of their cultural and colorful performances. The Days of Philippine Culture in Cambodia was celebrated in Phnom Penh featuring Ballet Philippines last August 2017.