A Tale of Resilience: How Music Saved My Life and Transformed a Country


WHEN October 2, 2019
6:30-8 PM WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center Part of "Peace Fellows Lecture Series and Residency Program 2019-2020" WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

Born into a family of artists, Arn grew up in Cambodia during the Khmer Rouge regime. He spent his youth in a child labor camp, forced to play propaganda music, before being adopted and raised in the US. He returned to Cambodia on a mission: to unearth his family’s legacy and to find his former music teacher and the stars of his childhood. On this trip, Cambodian Living Arts (CLA) was born. Over the last two decades, CLA has grown into one of Cambodia’s leading arts organizations, striving to be a catalyst in a vibrant arts sector and to inspire new generations. 

  • Arn Chorn-Pond, Founder of Cambodian Living Arts; Former Child Soldier, Individuals
Hosted by
  • NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

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