Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Woman with the Golden Voice, Ros Serey Sothea

Ros Serey Sothea is hands-down the greatest Khmer female singer to ever touch a mic. Her voice is visceral, soulful and clear. You probably won't understand a thing she says, but you know exactly what she's feeling. Here in Cambodia, 32 years after her tragic disappearance during Pol-Pot's Khmer Rouge, Sothea remains a symbol of romance, strife and beauty. She crossed genres seamlessly, she survived abusive relationships, she worked in the rice fields and sang for the Khmer Rouge against her will. She is deeply cemented in the consciousness of Cambodian people, and after a listen to her loud, vibrant voice (from a woman only 5 feet tall), you can begin to imagine why.

Ros Serey Sothea - Haircut | Mediafire | 192 kbps

Ros Serey Sothea - Love Only You | Mediafire | 192 kbps

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Golden Voice, Ros Serey Sothea, Thanks