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Song writing Contest 2016 YRDP awarded Song of Remembrance

imara-liveOn December, 4th YRDP realized its first songwriting contest with young musicians in Phnom Penh. Among the 5 great finalists who presented their created songs of remembrance, the 400 strong audience and jury voted for Poch Sreyrath and her song for peace to win ‘A Time to Remember: Songwriting Contest 2016.

With this project YRDP sought to involve youth in the process of dealing and reconciling with the past. In the songs, the artists acknowledged the suffering and losses experienced during the DKR to their grandparents and survivors of the time and expressed their desire and commitment to invest in a peaceful future.

As special guests Mrs Sophany, a civil party at the ECCC, performed for the first time in public the song she wrote during the Khmer Rouge regime. Tit Vichka and Kann Pich, who wrote a new song for the occasion of the concert, added highlights for young and old.

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