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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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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
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In Session with Frank Turner

The punk rocker turned British folk songsmith arrives in Saigon this March with his unique brand of storytelling through catchy melodies and insightfully inclusive lyrics. Drawing from largely autobiographical inspiration and the nation of his birth, Frank Turner embodies what […]

By |March 19th, 2013|Arts, Features, Music|0 Comments