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Giai Điệu Quê Hương: Music of the Vietnamese Diaspora

The Vietnam Heritage Center (VHC) is proud to present Giai Điệu Quê Hương: Music of the Vietnamese Diaspora. The event is part of Carnegie Hall's Migrations: The Making of America, a citywide festival that traces the journeys of people from different origins and backgrounds who helped to shape and influence the evolution of American culture. Tickets are available at for $25.

The VHC program will examine the migration of the Vietnamese people through music and dance, with selections ranging from traditional genres such as dân ca (folk music) and cải lương (reformed opera), to contemporary music.  Various musical perspectives will be offered by a diverse group of artists, including vocalists, performers of Vietnamese instruments such as the đàn bầu (monochord zither) and đàn tranh (17 string zither), a classical pianist, jazz quartet and dance ensembles.  A full list of the performers is listed on VHC’s website.

“VHC is delighted to participate in Carnegie Hall’s program, and grateful for the opportunity to share the rich heritage of Vietnam with our Vietnamese community and the greater NYC community through music and dance,” said VHC Executive Director Thuy Pham.  

The Vietnam Heritage Center is a New York 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the rich traditions and language of Vietnam. VHC’s mission is to promote and share Vietnamese language and culture to the general public and local community while providing support for the Vietnamese immigrant community. VHC strives to be a resource for all to learn about and celebrate Vietnamese lifestyles and customs. 

Hosted by: 

  • Vietnam Heritage Center

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