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Arn Chorn-Pond

Arn Chorn-Pond
Find out more about Arn in this biography published by Facing History and Ourselves.

WHYY: Fresh Air with Terry Gross - Arn Chorn-Pond
Arn Chorn-Pond appeared on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross program to talk about "The Flute Player" and his work in Cambodia and Massachusetts. (2003)

WBUR: Here and Now - Cambodian Fluteplayer
Listen to an interview with Arn Chorn-Pond.


Cambodian Masters

The Cambodian Master Performers Program
Find out more about The Cambodian Master Performers Program founded in 1998 by Arn to support the revival of traditional art forms dating back over a thousand years in Cambodia and to inspire contemporary artistic expression.

Khmer Music
This website is dedicated to Khmer (Cambodian) songs including traditional music, folk music, and modern music of past and present. It also features a Cambodian radio show.

Traditional Mahori Music of Cambodia
This site features downloadable Cambodian music.

Cambodian Classical Dance
Learn more about Cambodian dance at this site, featuring links to articles about the history and tradition of Cambodian classical dance, video clips of performances, music resources, and even a calendar of performances around the country.

Cambodian Arts
Visit the site of ethnomusicologist Dr. Sam-Ang Sam to fins out more about the history of Cambodian music and dance. There is also an ìelectronic keyboardî that allows users to compare the sound of a Cambodian instrument to the Western piano.

Cambodian Genocide

Cambodia: Articles and Links
The companion site for Frontline's "Pol Pot's Shadow" offers extensive articles and links on the history and culture of the country, the Cambodian genocide, the Khmer Rouge and Pol Pot, and the current status of human rights in Cambodia.

What is Genocide?
Prevent Genocide International provides the definition of genocide according to international law, as well as articles written about the history of the term dating back to World War II.

U.N. Convention Against Genocide
Read the U.N. Resolution adopted in 1948 which bans all acts of genocide and declares it a crime under international law.

International Campaign to End Genocide
This site provides genocide alerts and links to other organizations working to prevent genocide.

The Genocide Studies Program at Yale University
Visit the site of the Yale Center for International and Area Studies and learn about their on-going research on policy issues relating to the phenomenon of genocide.

Child Soldiers

The Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers
Visit the organization's website to learn more about child soldiers, view the U.N. protocol on the involvement of children in armed conflict, and find out about the latest news regarding child soldiers around the world.

Children of Conflict: Child Soldiers
This report by the BBC features first-hand accounts from children, who explain how they became soldiers, what stops them from leaving, and how some have managed to build new lives for themselves.

Impact of Armed Conflict on Children
Read the report by Graça Machel, Expert of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, on the effects of war on children, including a special section on child soldiers.

UNICEF: Child Soldiers
UNICEF is website offers extensive links to updated policy statements on child soldiers and their reintegration/rehabilitation, details of the Optional Protocol, and information on Security Council Resolution No. 1314 on children and war.

The International Rescue Committee
Find out more about the efforts of the International Rescue Committee to aid and protect war-affected children and youth, including the care, family reunification and community reintegration of former child solders.

Save the Children
Read about Save the Children's efforts globally and locally to prevent children being used as soldiers, both by working with governments to change international law and by tackling poverty and violence against children. Save the Children has worked with child solders in Liberia, Angola, Columbia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka and Sudan, helping them to adjust to everyday life and reunite them with their families.

U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child
The Committee on the Rights of the Child monitors how well nations are meeting their obligations under the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Visit their website to view reports and protocols on the rights of children.


Ethnomusicology, Folk Music, and World Music
This site published by the music library at the University of Washington features an extensive collection of links to articles and resources on ethnomusicology organizations, archives, publications, recordings, distributors, and music collections from all over the world.

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Find out more about the Smithsonian's efforts to preserve our cultural heritage through research and archives, exhibitions, publications, and programs like Save Our Sounds, a project with the Library of Congress to preserve important collections of historical recordings of spoken word and music.

Alan Lomax: Ethnomusicologist
Visit the site of the Alan Lomax, also known as the Father of the American Folksong Revival for his work as an ethnomusicologist, record producer and network radio host/writer. He and his father first developed the Library of Congress' Archive of American Folksong as a major national resource.

Also on PBS and NPR

Religion & Ethics Newsweekly: U.N. Cambodia Tribunal
Report on the latest developments in U.N. efforts to set up a tribunal to bring to justice the surviving leaders of Pol Pot's reign of terror. (2003)

Frontline/World: Pol Pot's Shadow
Frontline/World reporter Amanda Pike follows a trail of mass graves to find "Brother Number Two," the former Khmer Rouge commander, living at liberty in the country he helped destroy. (2003)

Online Newshour: Conversation On Cambodia
This site features an interview with Henry Kamm, former New York Times correspondent and author of "Cambodia: Report From a Stricken Land," about the Southeast Asian country's past and its future, as well as links to previous Newshour coverage of Cambodia.

American Experience: Vietnam: A Television History -- Cambodia and Laos
Part eight of this 13-part series focuses on the period in which Vietnam's smaller neighbors were drawn into the war, suffered massive bombings, and, in the case of Cambodia, endured a post-war holocaust of nightmarish proportions. (1983)

NPR Stories

WHYY: Fresh Air with Terry Gross - Arn Chorn-Pond
Arn Chorn-Pond appeared on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross program to talk about "The Flute Player" and his work in Cambodia and Massachusetts. (2003)

WBUR: Here and Now - Cambodian Fluteplayer
Listen to an interview with Arn Chorn-Pond.

NPR - Morning Edition: Cambodian Adoptions
NPR reports on a protest in Washington, D.C., held by prospective adoptive parents of Cambodian orphans whose immigration status is uncertain. The Immigration and Naturalization stopped issuing visas for the orphans, saying the demand has spawned an underground baby stealing industry in Cambodia. (2002)