mờ âm Việt Nam

Vietnamese musicians don’t get enough credit for their role in the modern sonic soundscape…

They developed the original vocoder (k’ni):

They rocked the theremin (đàn bầu) long before the days of electrical current.  Warning, the following video will melt your face off:

And as the Vietnamese War continued to escalate in the early 70s, groups like the CBC Band set a new standard for political protest music, eventually leading to exile from their homeland.

This and more as we explore; Viet Nam on our weekly Program.

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