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Frequency and Depth

Meet the man building his own sound diffuser panels for better listening

In Thu Duc District in Ho Chi Minh City, accountant Pham Khac Tuong is turning discarded wood into one-of-a-kind, handmade sound diffuser panels worth thousands of dollars. Used by […]

By |January 23rd, 2019|Features, Music|0 Comments
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In Harmony

Building cross-nationality bonds through music and singing

Born out of desire to deliver a platform that enabled Vietnamese locals and foreign expats to create music together, the International Choir and Orchestra of Ho Chi Minh City (ICOHCMC, icohcmc.com) was established in […]

By |January 22nd, 2019|Features, Music|0 Comments
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It Started With A Bang

Vietnamese independent horror film Chase is taking you on a ride
Late one evening inside of an apartment nestled inside of that maze-like section of District 3 nested in the crook of Dien Bien Phu and Cach Mang Thang 8 streets, […]

By |January 20th, 2019|Features|0 Comments
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The Paper Tigers

CW-Top: Gui Da Silva, Greene Yoshi Sudarso, Peter Sudarso, Roger Yuan
An independent kung fu film about three guys who are one kick away from pulling their hamstrings
In making his martial arts film The Paper Tigers, Vietnamese- American writer/director/editor Tran Quoc […]

By |January 12th, 2019|Features|0 Comments
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Sounds of the Wild

A showcase of live alternative music by artists for artists
Locally trapped wildlife started with the idea that Ho Chi Minh City has always had a vibrant metal scene, a vibrant hip-hop scene; it’s always had a coming-up experimental scene, and […]

By |January 11th, 2019|Features, Music|0 Comments
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Turning The Tables

Homegrown Vietnamese DJs are stepping up to the international stage thanks to a DJ contest called Mix Us Happy

Six months ago, 20-year- old Duc Hoang started learning how to DJ for the first time as a hobby, a nice change of pace from his work […]

By |January 8th, 2019|Features, Music|0 Comments
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The Blade Master

Hiroshi Takeuchi has quietly built a reputation as the knife-sharpening guru in the country

Chefs and most food preparers working in the restaurant industry will regularly sharpen their knives using a metal rod. The rod’s surface is coarse, and rubbing the knife […]

By |January 6th, 2019|Features|0 Comments
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TNX for Listening

With a little bit of Trap and a little bit of R&B, German-Vietnamese singer Linh TNX will enter the New Year with a bang and a beat
When she walks into a room, Linh TNX is nearly impossible to miss. Laughing […]

By |January 2nd, 2019|Features, Music|0 Comments
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Floating Through Life

Saigon’s past and present relationship with canals

Imagine for a second that Nguyen Hue, the wide promenade leading up to the vibrant, stately People’s Committee headquarters, is not the pedestrian-rich strolling area that it is today, but a giant harbor filled […]

By |December 28th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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Ride On, Brother

A custom bike built to commemorate a loved one who has passed

Huy Mai’s custom built bike—dubbed the Cubu (pronounced “koo-boo”)—is a perfect demonstration of how two people can look at the same thing and see something completely different. To the […]

By |December 24th, 2018|Features|0 Comments