Celebrating 20 years of Activity!

Photograph published with kind permission from the Philip Jones Griffiths Foundation/Magnum Photos. Catherine Louise Geach, founder teaching Sameth the Tro Sau.

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For over 20 years, the Kampot Traditional Music School has been supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged children whilst doing invaluable work in the preservation and restoration of traditional Cambodian performing arts.

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Welcome to the Kampot Traditional Music School website. Thank you for visiting our online home. On this website you can find information about our music school, our residential and outreach program and about the history of Khmer traditional arts and dance. The Khmer Cultural Development Institute, also known as the Kampot Traditional Music School for Orphaned and Disabled Children, is a non-governmental and non-profit humanitarian organisation dedicated to the care for vulnerable and disadvantaged children and the preservation of Cambodian traditional arts. The school was established in 1994 and serves the needs of the local community in Kampot, a province in the south-west of Cambodia. KCDI was awarded the UNESCO World Decade for Culture in 1995. To read about the latest events and happenings at KCDI, click here.

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