How this Cambodian American singer found her voice

Chhom Nimol, the lead singer in the band Dengue Fever, said she didn’t always want to sing.

Her guitar-playing brother encouraged her, she said, but her dream while growing up in a refugee camp on the Cambodian border was to be an actress.

“My family was laughing at me,” Nimol said. “And my brother said, ‘We don’t have blood for acting, but we have blood for singing.’”

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