Art&Culture Lover | Super Crazy Dreamer | Aspiring Filmmaker | World Traveller | Creative and Social Entrepreneur
"We belong where we believe", so I believe in #Khmer #Cambodia #PlerngKob #BonnPhum #SovannaphumArts #DerLeng #SlanhHouse.
Currently all these is what I believe in, I am Lomorpich (YoKi Cöcö), I am:
A co-founder and festival director of BonnPhum (Village Festival). BONN PHUM literally means ‘Village Festival’, is a folklife festival of Cambodian culture taking place at the pagoda in the village, a special initiative of PLERNG KOB and ABC Cambodia FM 107.5 MHz to celebrate as well as to recall the tradition of Village Festival in the modern age, which to bring back the old concept of Khmer culture. This BONN PHUM gives moments to travel through the passage of time on what makes Cambodia a Cambodia. Following the traditional way of celebrating Khmer festival – Darlien, the joyful celebration after the harvest by villagers, BONN PHUM is a free-entry festival, normally held at pagoda or within the village itself, celebrating for all local people in the whole village to enjoy food, local products and entertain a variety of traditional art performances. BONN PHUM creates a broad and dynamic platform for Cambodia’s cultural treasures to be shared with local and international audiences. http://bonnphum.com/
A co-founder and director of PlerngKob (Campfire), a group of art lovers, is soon-to-be a social enterprise to keep sustain on the mission to bring life back of old art form of Cambodia, and to smaller a gap of old and new Khmer arts, as well as to find a bridge between these two by creating the cultural art event and produce a variety of creative visualized things such as digital online campaign, music, film and design. https://www.facebook.com/plerngkob/
A co-founder of SlanhHouse, a fashion art house using Kroma Khmer (Cambodian Scarf and Silk), on the mission to keep it normal and everyday uses of Kroma in our life. Also, a fashion to introduce to Cambodian and International people to understand about the love of Cambodian artist put on every works they work on. It’s purely handmade and locally produced in Cambodia. https://www.facebook.com/Slanhhouse/
A art manager of SmallWorld SmallBand, Cambodian sweetheart music band in the kingdom. A band that hoping to redefine the Cambodian sound, SmallBand puts big hopes on debut album this year, 2x5. The band came together and first entered the national spotlight five years ago with their hit original Khmer Flag Song, a patriotic ode to the country. From there, they have amassed a youthful fan base of 70,000 on Facebook. The album’s eponymous track, 2x5, recounts the origin story of the band. https://www.facebook.com/smallworldsmallband/
A co-founder of DerLeng (Go out), a community of storytellers who keep sharing their story. Whether it’s just a walk or a traveling, DerLeng always has a story to tell hoping to show, engage, create a platform where we can talk, share and show about everything we see, hear, taste, experience and thought. DerLeng seem like a person-to-person journalist to touch a in personal level.
A promotor at Sovannaphum Arts Association. Founded in 1994 in Phnom Penh, Sovanna Phum Art Association was established by Master Mann Kosal to revive Sbek Thom shadow puppetry, an art form lost during the Khmer Rouge regime. Since then, the association has stayed true to his vision by being a platform for young Cambodians to reinstate their cultural heritages and express themselves through art. Over the past 22 years since he first picked up the skills of performance and puppet making from Masters Pech Tom Krovil, Cheng Phon and Prin Sakhorn, Master Kosal has devoted himself to the improvement of Khmer shadow puppetry. Beyond the revival of Sbek Thom, in itself an intangible heritage, Master Kosal is also central to the advancement of puppetry and ways of keeping Sbek Thom relevant to a modernising Cambodia. Despite the humble beginnings of Sovanna Phum, when Master Kosal began telling stories with only four large shadow puppets, he never stopped making more and better puppets to share even more sophisticated legends and empowering tales. Recently inspired by Kelantan puppetry, he seeks to create large colored shadows to tell the story of the beginnings of Hanuman, an episode less common due to its lack of action and movements.