Growing up in the capital city of post civil-war Phnom Penh, Sochhata, 27, is the only grand-daughter of Cambodian Music Legend Sin Sisamuth, also known among international media and World music fans, as the “Elvis Presley of Cambodia”.
Sin Sisamuth has written thousands of songs from the 50’s to the 70’s, and is believed to have disappeared during the Khmer Rouge regime in the mid 1970s. His music and songs have kept a special place in the heart of Cambodians worldwide till this day.
Sochhata grew up in a music environment. Her father, Sin Chanchhaya was a musician and performed at restaurants and local Dance Halls (“Bars”) for a living at the end of the 90’s early 2000. She used to follow her father everywhere. In 2006 her father founded the Sin Sisamuth Association, whose mission was to preserve the legacy of Sin Sisamuth. Under this association Sochhata’s Father also taught music to make ends meet. Sochhata has learned all her skills from her Father, but always had a natural talent for singing and songwriting.
Sin Setsochhata is now committed to use her musical talents to share her views on life and the world around her. But also, she is committed to write her own story, and not live off the shadow of her legendary grandfather.