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The Tokyo Blues

In conversation with Shun Sakai, a talented jazz singer who has truly followed her heart musically

When Shun Sakai was a young woman, jazz music was popular across the world; however, in her home country of Japan there weren’t many opportunities to listen to it. She […]

By |June 18th, 2018|Arts, Features, Music|0 Comments
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Have You Heard?

13 podcasts every designer should listen to.

Every designer has a different way of “plugging in” when they start working on a new design. Listening to music is probably one of the best options when you go on a design sprint. You […]

By |August 17th, 2017|Arts, Features, Music|0 Comments
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Behind the Music

The ups & downs and personal & professional life of local celebrity Kyo York

It’s pretty easy to prise open a locked scooter compartment if you know what you’re doing—just force the seat up at the right angle, and there’s a […]

By |March 16th, 2017|Art, Arts, Features, Music|1 Comment
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These Boys’ Lives

Vietnam’s biggest boy band is at the top of the charts again, but not for their music

It’s sometimes jokingly said in publishing circles that there are never any guarantees in putting out a bestseller, unless of course you happen to […]

By |June 15th, 2016|Art, Arts, Music|0 Comments
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Best Pop Solo Performance

Meet Ha Okio, the first Vietnamese singer to make the first rounds for a Grammy Award

Ha Okio walks in, sits down, and politely takes control of the situation. He moves with purpose, like a man with a list of things […]

By |December 7th, 2015|Arts, Features, Music|0 Comments
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Jazz Hands with Tran Minh Tuan

With sax player Tran Manh Tuan, you hear him before you see him

Walking up to Tran Manh Tuan’s villa in the morning after the rain, there are the unmistakable sounds of a saxophone going up and down the tonal scale. […]

By |October 25th, 2015|Arts, Features, Music|0 Comments
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The Wizard of Music

Mai Dinh Toi and his innovative musical instruments fashioned out of everyday objects

One of Vietnam’s most prolific musicians, Mai Dinh Toi can often be seen on Vietnamese television and at events playing a wide assortment of homemade instruments made from […]

By |October 25th, 2015|Arts, Features, Music|0 Comments
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Introducing Thao Trang, Vietnam’s Rihanna

Singer Thao Trang’s ambition to become as famous as the Barbadian superstar

I’m probably not the only one who’s reluctant to bring up the topic of Rihanna when chatting with Thao Trang these days. It may be a sore point; it’s […]

By |October 18th, 2015|Arts, Music|0 Comments
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Zero to Hero

Vietnam’s next musical idol, German Viet Kieu Trong Hieu

American Idol may already be walking the green mile, but the popular TV format appears to be stronger than ever here in Vietnam, where the show continues to reward artists who break […]

By |October 18th, 2015|Arts, Music|0 Comments
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The Sound Of Silence

Is it curtains for classical music in Vietnam?

The 2015 Vietnamese Art Festival Autumn Melodies finished its triumphant run on August 30th. The one-week program consisted of 11 shows from a variety of music styles and performance disciplines such as symphony […]

By |October 4th, 2015|Arts, Features, Music|0 Comments