Turning 29 this year, Oun Batham – or better known as Sai – is already widely popular among Cambodians, especially among the young ones who love original Cambodian songs. His greatest hits, Sarapheap Sne Tam Kjol and Ngob Ngol, have become ‘national anthems’ of couples and the brokenhearted.
Despite the heavy rain and strong wind, there was a palpable calmness inside a little house made of palm leaves and iron.
Felix Sea is an actor and model at ComeTogether Films and a performer of original songs. Eileen McCormick recently caught up with the 2010 Cambodian Youth Peace Ambassador and quizzed him on his androgynous style.
The UK-born singer and songwriter, founder of the Jumping Jacks, and recent father on the influence of Oasis in his music career, the song he’s most proud of and the song he wished he had written.
Hit songs today are “happier”, more danceable and more likely to be sung by women than songs that fail to make it to the charts, a study into 30 years of musical evolution revealed yesterday.
Sonny Inbaraj Krishnan on why Moi Tiet remains a joyful party animal, where the audience can escape for a second and have fun with their songs.