Sinn Sisamouth – Khmer Music

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.

Bric-a-brac_Battambang Sinn Sisamouth

Sinn Sisamouth ស៊ីន ស៊ីសាមុត
23 August 1932 – 18 June 1976
He died during the Khmer Rouge regime under circumstances that are unclear. – Where is Heaven?

Sinn Sisamouth – Khmer Music

One Response

  1. I’m mad about Sinn. What a find! What a name! Move over Florence! I want to be at the next cocktail party – I will sport a ‘behive’ and drink a Tom Collins unless of course you have created the Sinn Sisamouth.

    lodge August 9, 2014 at 4:08 pm #

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