Despite hailing from Generation Z, most of us are still fortunate enough to have older figures in the house. Therefore, it is not uncommon to catch them playing songs by Sin Sisamuth (the iconic king of Khmer music) with a newspaper in hand on a Sunday.
Old Khmer songs, especially from the 1960s, are still being played to this day – passed down from generation to generation.
The songs would typically tell stories about the specific time period with themes that varied from nature to love, and even conflicts that arose. These stories felt personal as they were told from the point of view of the artists, and they somehow managed to fill the air with a sense of nostalgia.
Vuthea, a singer from Klapyahanz Production
Mr Oun, a singer from Baramey Production
Vin Vitou, the rapper from Klapyahanz Production
Chet Kanchana, independent singer
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