QUOTE(crew. @ Apr 25 2006, 02:54 PM) [snapback]1788437[/snapback]
My favorite male singer would have to be Nop Bayarith. He's got a great voice and he doesn't scream like a choked chicken like Preab Savat.
Here's some of my favorite songs by Nop:
Nea-sa Chum Chong (I think it's a viet song originally)http://youtube.com/watch?v=PYh6JwstDj8&...=nop%20bayarith
Linda (Originally Chinese)http://youtube.com/watch?v=n8rgePa_8Gw&...h=khmer%20music
should it matter at all if you're ethnic chinese? he sings in cambodian, his name is cambodian, yet he's still chinese? I think if you're cultured in cambodian to the full where you forget your langauge and have no ties to your country of origin, you are no longer considered what your country of origin is . .. culture is more important than blood, and it's unfair to say he's not cambodian, even if he does look chinese.
My vote is preap sovat!!! he got me into khmai music at it's all time lowest and lamest and made cambodian songs listenable for me. so he definately needs a spot ..
(Menikani @ Apr 25 2006, 06:18 PM)
You gonna tell me he looks Khmer? It's pretty fcuken obvious he is Chinese.
the problem with us khmer is that if your skin is not dark or if your eye look like geicko's eye. you are not khmer. this must change. if you are born in cambodia. you are khmer. agree? it s hard to find pure khmer today.
exactly, which goes back to my statement again - culture is more important than race or bloodline .. i assure you this, finding a pure ethnic khmer is almost impossible -- cause almost everyone who's khmai that i know has some or little of chinese blood or others -- that alone makes them unpure khmer .. so get it straight, if you're born and cultured in cambodian culture, you are khmai.