Today we’d like to introduce you to Sophana Pha.
So, before we jump into specific questions, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I am currently a 2nd Gen Cambodian-American artist currently making music in Cambodia. I first started out singing English songs but one day while vacationing in Hawaii I noticed the beauty of the Hawaiian culture and started questioning my own. During my return back, I wanted to get involved with the Cambodian Town culture festival where they allowed me to perform.
After this event I started working very hard between the end of 2017-mid 2018 crafting and writing songs with famed producers in Cambodia Boty Phen and American producer Daniel Stimac who has worked on countless projects in mainstream leading to the release of my first fully Khmer single “Sneah Pit” which means true love in Khmer, the mother tongue of Cambodia. During this time I started hosting shows on KhmerTV which is a local tv station throughout California and traveled to Cambodia for the first time ever to do a press tour for my new songs…this leads to more an more opportunities for me in the Cambodian entertainment industry.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
The road to recording music was long and hard because I was writing songs about my family’s history, Cambodia had gone through a genocide in the late 60’s early 70’s and is still recuperating from wartime’s where my parents immigrated to the U.S. for a better life, I wanted to making sure I was singing what stayed close to Cambodia’s history and that the music was genuine, I also faced a lot of hard times learning the language but as a 2nd generation born Cambodian-American I arrived to do the best I can.
We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I am an independent artist working hard on my musical brand, my music conveys emotions that I try to make genuine for listeners to understand the history.
Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
I feel being true to one’s self is the key to success because then people can truly relate.
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