Interview with P.Q. Phan, Part II: Cultural Representation and Authenticity

In the first part of my interview with composer P.Q. Phan, we discussed his latest work, the opera The Tale of Lady Thị Kính, and other works composed by him in the past twenty years. He discussed certain external influences on his compositional output, including ritual, philosophy and current events, and also described how he considers the role of personal …(read more)

Interview with P.Q. Phan Part I: Expression and Works

Born in 1962, Phan Quang Phục graduated with a degree from the School of Architecture in Hồ Chí Minh City …(read more)

Dao Strom: This is Why.

[This is Part 3 of a 3-part post series by Dao Strom/The Sea and The Mother, regarding her hybrid music-literary …(read more)

Cataclysm, an origin tale, by Dao Strom

[In Part 2 of a 3-part post series from Dao Strom/The Sea and The Mother, regarding her hybrid music-literary project, We …(read more)

Dao Strom’s ‘We Were Meant To Be A Gentle People’

[In Part 1 of a 3-part post series that will feature excerpts, imagery, music, & musings from Dao Strom/The Sea …(read more)

Andrew Lam Interviews Angie Chau

Andrew Lam and Angie Chau are two ubiquitous names in the Vietnamese literary scene.  Beyond being writers, they share similar …(read more)

Vietnamese American Rapper Howls the Blues, Northwest Style

My life, my hustle, my pain, my struggle, my political and personal issues I’ve got to juggle. Julie Phạm, PhD, …(read more)

Contemporary art space Galerie Quynh in Saigon

Do you enjoy reading diaCRITICS? Then please consider subscribing! The contemporary art scene in Saigon has changed a great deal in …(read more)

Bao Phi on a Decade of Asian Am Spoken Word

Bao Phi has been a visionary performance poet since 1991, and is the best Vietnamese spoken word artist out there, period. …(read more)

Interview with Tammy Nguyen Lee, director of Operation Babylift

Among the many controversial legacies of the Vietnam War, Operation Babylift dramatically brought the results of U.S. Cold War policy …(read more)

500 Voices & Asian Voice Radio

Last summer, I was again in Austin, Texas, attempting to make things happen with my music career. I had done …(read more)