YueTai Congratulates the listing of Lakhon Khol as a UNESCO recognized & protected cultural heritage
It is with great happiness that YueTai Art Foundation’s founder, Sam Yang, and staff, as well as all members of affiliated organizations welcome the recent action by UNESCO in listing the lkhon khol wat svey andet as ‘an intangible cultural heritage in urgent need of safeguarding.’ As a point of fact, it is the mission of YueTai Art Foundation not only to do whatever we can to preserve and promote tangible works of art as most conservatories of the arts may do but also to educate and be ready to assist in the preservation, promotion of intangible forms of art like the Lakhon Khol, the Royal Ballet, and the playing of the chapey dong veng along with all other art forms damaged and under threat after the dark years of the Khmer Rouge.
Fortunately Cambodia is resurgent and working together we can save all the threatened arts through first, education, and, secondly, through our direct actions. In this regard, YueTai Cambodia, YueTai Art Foundation and YueTai-sponsored World Youth Tourism and Hospitality School (WYTHS) all stand ready to assist and initiate works to maintain this – now globally acknowledged –ancient, signature, unique treasure of our Khmer cultural heritage; we are fully prepared to dedicate ourselves to any and all efforts to preserve and promote the art of Lakhon Khol.
YueTai Art Foundation was established this year by Mr. Sam Yang, CEO of YueTai Cambodia, a successful property development venture based here in Phnom Penh, with the goal of giving back to our community which has allowed our business to thrive.
“Congratulations dear Cambodia! We are very thrilled to know that the UN has listed our Khmer traditional Lakhon Khol dancing as a CAMBODIAN heritage. The decision by the UNESCO committee gives us all great national pride! These successful results happened due to the combined efforts of government, local artists, civil society and the great encouragement from the general public.”
Sam Yang, CEO YueTai Cambodia
As such, the Yuetai Art Foundation has begun contributing to and participating in public events, for example, the “National Art Festival 2018 on Hanuman's Mask” at Cambodia’s National Library on the 2nd of November (2018).
Moreover, this foundation has been advocating for the perseverance of our precious heritage and is providing job opportunities, travel grants and internships at art schools and in communities of Phnom Penh. (For those who are interested in our internship at the Phnom Penh International Airport Arrival Hall, please send your cv to email@example.com).