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Chhom Nimol, Dengue Fever

Photo of Chhom Nimol, Dengue FeverKevin Estrada

How would you describe your music?

Psychedelic rock.

What is your role in your band? In the studio? In business or marketing decisions?

As equal to all my bandmates.

Describe your gear.

My voice, make-up & wardrobes.

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Do you think being a woman and a musician is different from being a man and a musician? If so, how? Was there a moment that made a difference clear to you?

"For women, we always need security and assistance for wardrobes; for men they can roam free after shows and they don't need too much prep. As for being a musician, I feel there is not much of a difference. "

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Do you see differences between generations of women musicians?

Throughout time women musicians are given more genres of music to choose from. In the past, in certain cultures if women were to choose to be a rock musician it would seemed promiscuous. Now it is more accepted.

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Did anyone ever give you any valuable advice about making your way in the music industry? What advice would you give to a woman musician just starting out?

The best advice I received was to stay focused and avoid drugs. Love what you do so it will show in your product.

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Why did you choose to play the instrument you play?

My family - we're mostly singers.

Related Themes: The First Time