VannDa X Vanthan
In the landscape of Cambodian music, there exists a distinct divide: the era before VannDa and the era after VannDa. Hailing from Sihanoukville, this hip-hop luminary has revolutionized Cambodian music with his 808-laden beats, bilingual lyricism seamlessly blending Khmer and English, raw emotion, and the knack for creating anthems echoing from tuk-tuks to nightclubs.
Vanthan Ly, known professionally as Vanthan, is a versatile Cambodian artist—singer, songwriter, record producer, and instrumentalist extraordinaire. A true virtuoso, he plays 28 instruments, including Cambodia’s classical ones and his musical evolution encompasses Khmer-flavored reggae and dance music.