Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia
Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia is an extraordinary new composition fusing music, film, voice and movement. It is the first major symphonic work that addresses the traumas that occurred in Cambodia in the late seventies, and is the first collaboration between the Oscar-nominated director Rithy Panh and lauded composer Him Sophy both survivors of the Khmer Rouge and now at the forefront of Cambodias cultural renaissance. Anchored in bangsokol a ritual for the dead or soon to be deceased the performance intertwines traditional Khmer instruments with The Metropolis Ensemble orchestra and the Taipei Philharmonic Chamber Choir. All together, they create something innately Cambodian but relatable to audiences everywhere.
Bangsokol is an act of cultural renewal, aiming to return the arts to their place at the heart of Cambodian society. While the world continues to witness new genocides, wars and destruction, Bangsokol urges us to express our scars from the past in order to forge a new path forward.
Acts as protection for something fragile and yet irreducibly important: the link between people and its history.
Bus will leave at 1:30pm from Putney Park and Ride, by Fire Station.
Pickup in Keene, New Hampshire at 2:00pm
Arrive Paramount Theater 4:30pm-5:00pm
Bus returns directly following performance, estimated time of arrival in Putney 11:30pm.
Food and drink (non-alcoholic) are permitted on the bus.
Emerson College - Paramount Center (View)
559 Washington St
Boston, MA 02111
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