2004 NEA National Heritage Fellow Chum Ngek with National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Dana Gioia.  Master Chum of Gaithersburg, Maryland received his award at a Capitol Hill ceremony in Washington, D.C. on September 30. A recipient of the Bess Lomax Hawes Fellowship for service to his community, he is a master of Cambodian music, an accomplished performer and revered teacher.


Chum Ngek Receiving Award

Photo by Robert Burgess