In Collaboration with the late Sinn Sisamouth’s family, UN:CM a local Cambodian streetwear brand, has now opened pre orders to their popular tee! Available to CUSTOMERS WORLDWIDE!
If you know Cambodian music, chances are you probably are familiar with the famous Sinn Sisamouth. You might’ve heard it from your parents as they jammed out to old tunes or from your uncles and aunts.
At its prime, in the 60s and 70s, Cambodian music was known for its unique character with the use of traditional Khmer music and a combination of Western influence that gave rise to its great history as we know it today/
With little of the remains that are still with us today, our Khmer youths are striving to bring that culture back to life in the form of art.
You can find these tees exclusively at a price of 35 USD on their website, www.un-cm.xyz. (SOLD OUT LOCALLY)
The shirts are cut and sewn with single stitched details and premium cotton fabrics to closely imitate that of a real vintage tee. For more information, follow @un._.cm and visit www.un-cm.xyz to purchase the tee!
The founders of UN:CM took these inspirations after having watched the documentary film “ Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten” and wanted to create a memoir to his legacy.
At its base, the t-shirt itself is inspired by vintage rap tees, however with the exception of having Sin Sisamuth on it.
From the first glance, you may notice the prints of Sin Sisamuth largely placed on the front and back of the t-shirt, however, there is more to it than meets the eye.
With features of his song ‘Champa Battambang’ shown on the t-shirt, with the writing ‘Oh Battambang Bondoul Chhit Ery’ — a commonly known lyric within the song — featured in the back print, the tee itself pays homage to not only his musical presence within Cambodians, but, as well as, Cambodian scenery and cultural landmarks such as Lok Ta Dambong Kra Nhoung (Battambang) , Angkor Wat (Siemreap) and the rice fields, which emphasize upon the culture of Cambodia.
UN:CM reached out to Sin Sisamuth’s granddaughter, Sinn Setsochhata, who is currently also a music artist as well.
“As the youngest generation of the SIN SISAMUTH’s family, I’m happy to see that Khmer youths are still reminiscing over my grandpa’s work and are interested in bringing back images of him from that era.”
“It is really interesting to also see the young generation is now paying closer attention to the proper use of Intellectual Property by reaching out to us to participate in this collaboration. So, on behalf of my family, I hope that everyone enjoys and supports the first-ever collaboration between SIN
SISAMUTH’s legacy and UN:CM.” – Set Sinsochhata