August 2012

Dengue Fever

Cambodian Rock from LA

Yes, Dengue Fever is a terrible disease that causes suffering and death in tropical countries. But it’s also a kick-ass band that takes the concept of world music to another level – a mix of American musicians and a Cambodian singer.

After traveling in Cambodia and discovering the rock music movement that was almost completely obliterated by the Khmer Rouge, brothers Ethan and Zac Holtzman met Cambodian karaoke singer Chhom Nimol at a nightclub in Long Beach, California. They invited her to join their surf-rock indie band, and Dengue Fever was born.