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On Saigon's Guitar Street, a luthier refuses to string along

A luthier instrumental in Vietnam’s growing reputation for making acoustic guitars firmly rejects the ‘over-commercialization’ of his trade.

Google pays tribute to Vietnamese musician Trinh Cong Son

Google Doodle features the late musical genius Trinh Cong Son on his 80th birthday Thursday, the first Vietnamese it has so honored.

In wartime Yemen, children find solace in music

Caught in the grip of a civil war for three years, the kids of Yemen reprieve from atrocities thanks to music classes.
January 27, 2019 | 10:18 am GMT+7

LGBT troupes set Saigon stages alight with cabaret-bingo shows

A popular cultural entertainment event presented by LGBT people mocks social evils often, but it is not officially recognized.
December 21, 2018 | 11:32 am GMT+7

Vietnam’s V-pop prince seen on set with Snoop Dogg

A Snapchat post by rapper Snoop Dogg shows him on set with Son Tung M-TP, known as the prince of V-pop.
December 14, 2018 | 10:09 pm GMT+7

This music video will always hit the right note on Vietnam

Naughty Boy's One Chance to Dance is a moving music video that shows off Vietnam in its most gorgeous and cinematic aspects.
September 27, 2018 | 05:52 pm GMT+7

Renowned contrabassist to perform in Saigon next week

Internationally acclaimed contrabassist Jeff Bradetich will lead a Saigon classical music concert next Monday night.
August 18, 2018 | 10:40 am GMT+7

The underwater sound of 'Between Music'

It's called the "Aquasonic" project: Five Danish musicians perform underwater.
August 17, 2018 | 02:10 pm GMT+7

'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin, 76, dies at home in Detroit

Aretha Franklin, who won 18 Grammy Awards and had some 25 gold records, died on Thursday at the age of 76.
August 17, 2018 | 09:42 am GMT+7

Vietnamese rapper Suboi scores another first with 88rising video

Rap queen Suboi has become the first Vietnamese artist to release a music video on 88rising’s YouTube channel.
August 03, 2018 | 01:09 pm GMT+7

Boyband BTS make K-Pop history topping US album charts

Plenty of older music listeners might be asking 'who?', but it's hard to underestimate the group's popularity.
May 28, 2018 | 10:00 am GMT+7

ABC accused of exploitation over Michael Jackson show

Michael Jackson's estate said it did not approve footage in the upcoming television special.
May 24, 2018 | 09:36 am GMT+7

International DJs will shake Saigon with outdoor EDM concert

Free entrance for the event on Nguyen Hue walking street.
May 18, 2018 | 02:50 pm GMT+7

Happiness makes hit songs: study

Hit tunes tend to be much happier than unsuccessful ones. Think of Pharrell Williams' "Happy."
May 16, 2018 | 09:29 am GMT+7

Young Vietnamese pop star breaks YouTube record in Asia

'Run Now' was the most watched music video on YouTube globally in the 24 hours after its release.
May 14, 2018 | 02:33 pm GMT+7
 
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