Cambodians of all ages know Sin Sisamouth and Ros Sereysothea. The young still appreciate these singers from the 60’s and 70’s, and the old feel nostalgic for the Golden Age of Khmer music.
The “King of Khmer music,” Sisamouth (1932-1976) died during the Khmer Rouge regime under circumstances that are unclear.
King Sihanouk gave Ros Sereysothea (1948-1977) the honorary title of “The Queen with the Golden Voice.”
She also died during the reign of the Khmer Rouge. No one seems sure if Pol Pot’s lot killed her or not.