Biografía del artista POV Vannary
Pou Vannary, sometimes romanized as Pov Vannary, was a Cambodian singer active in the early 1970s. She was one of many Cambodian musicians believed to have perished during the Khmer Rouge regime starting in 1975.
Little is known of Pou Vannary’s life and history. She was educated in the United States and was much influenced by the American pop scene of the period as evident in her covers. Her music career was very short, being a late entrant in the thriving Cambodian rock and pop music scene of the 1960s and 70s, which initially had been fostered by Head of State Norodom Sihanouk. That scene was first influenced by French and Latin American pop records that had been imported into Cambodia, and later by Western rock and roll and soul music via U.S. armed forces radio that had been broadcast to troops stationed nearby during the Vietnam War.
Her first claim to fame was taking first place in the annual singing contest singing Ros Sereysothea songs with Sinn Sisamouth sitting on the judging panel. Pou Vannary was somewhat unusual among other female Cambodian pop singers of her time, due to her relaxed vocal style and ability to accompany herself on acoustic guitar in the mode of an American singer-songwriter, making her the first female to play a guitar on a Cambodian stage. She could also speak English and specialized in translated versions of American/British pop songs. Her most widely-known recording today is a cover of James Taylor’s "You've Got a Friend" with Khmer lyrics.
Like many of her contemporaries in Cambodian popular music, Vannary’s career ended abruptly when the Khmer Rouge gained control of the country in April 1975 and forced city dwellers to become farm workers to fulfill their visions of agrarian socialism and the eradication of all foreign influences (including music) from Cambodian society. Vannary disappeared during the ensuing Cambodian genocide and her exact fate is unknown. Few of her recordings have survived due to the chaos of the Khmer Rouge regime. Her rendition of “You’ve Got a Friend” appeared on the soundtrack to Don't Think I've Forgotten in 2015, and a few more of her songs have appeared on compilations like the 2011 CD Cambodia Rock Spectacular! from Lion Productions.
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