We just discovered Sinn Sisamouth.
Not that he was ever lost, at least in the hearts and minds of all Khmer. He was a prolific Cambodian singer-songwriter in the 1950s to the 1970s, and widely considered the “King of Khmer music.” Traditional music with the sounds of rhythm and blues plus rock and roll, creating to a Westernized sound akin to psychedelic or garage rock. He is perhaps best remembered for his reminiscences of Battambang, our new home.
Sinn Sisamouth ស៊ីន ស៊ីសាមុត
23 August 1932 – 18 June 1976
He died during the Khmer Rouge regime under circumstances that are unclear.