Sochetra Vartey (centre) is the lead singer of Vartey Ganiva. Arone Silverman (left) is on guitar, Jesse Ricketson (centre) on drums and Damani Kelly on bass. Photo: Enric Catala

Inspired by Blondie, Cambodia’s punk rock queen uses music to empower women and challenge old-fashioned views

  • Rather than sing love ballads as others in her country do, Sochetra Vartey writes lyrics about issues such as domestic violence and poverty
  • Lately she’s softened her sound, but the empowering messages from Cambodia’s leading lady of punk still pack a powerful punch
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Sochetra Vartey (centre) is the lead singer of Vartey Ganiva. Arone Silverman (left) is on guitar, Jesse Ricketson (centre) on drums and Damani Kelly on bass. Photo: Enric Catala
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