|Pierre Asselin, Ph.D.|
|Hanh Nguyen, Ph.D.|
The conference is sponsored by several agencies, including the East-West Center.
The main conference days are the Oct. 6 and 7 and the venue is the Campus Center at UH Manoa. The official websites are www.engagingwithvietnam.net and www.engagingwithvietnam.org.
|Marc Gilbert, Ph.D.|
The conference program is available on the conference website: http://engagingwithvietnam.net/conference-program.
The conference will also present a free and open to the public concert in the evening of Oct. 6. The concert will feature a world-class Vietnamese musician/vocalist, and you will surely enjoy his performances. The concert details follow:
CONCERT ON OCT 6:
Time: 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
Location: Orvis Auditorium, 2411 Dole Street
Theme: Featuring Vietnamese world-class Ngô Hồng Quang and friends, in conversation with Hawaiʻi’s and UH’s Aloha in Music and Dance
Ngô Hồng Quang is a Vietnamese traditional musician from Vietnam, trained in both Vietnam and the Netherlands. He is presently based in Den Haag. His multiple talents can be heard on vocals, including multiphonics & harmonic; Dan Nhi, two-string fiddle, Dan Bau or mono chord, a unique Vietnamese one-string instrument played with bent harmonics with a very vocal haunting sound, instruments from the ethnic minorities from Vietnam like dan K'ny, fiddle with vocal resonator (like an acoustic vocoder); Dan Moi or Jews Harp (with which he delivers sounds that listeners could never imagine possible on such small & simple instrument). Ngo Hong Quang is a great traditional musician from today, who has learned, carried and embodied Vietnamese music traditions at its best, and he is young, starving to open and share his musical journey and learning with the world.