RARE BOOKS AND COMPACT DISCS ON VIETNAM

NEOTRADITIONAL MUSIC IN VIETNAM
by Miranda Arana
Miranda Arana’s “Neotraditional Music in Vietnam” is an insightful and highly readable work about the renovated traditional music that is as widespread throughout Vietnam as it is controversial. Although this modern form of traditional music draws from Vietnam’s collective heritage, it is also a fascinating construct of twentieth-century Vietnam. Arana’s book explores the instruments, genres, musical training, performance practices, and modern compositional strategies used by conservatory-trained composers and performers over the past 50 years. With music as her window, she reveals the complex and often contradictory forces that helped to shape contemporary Vietnam, including French colonialism, nationalism, war, socialist revolution, independence under the shadow of Sino-Soviet influence, and now the global market economy.
“Arana’s presentation brought into the open a highly contentious topic. [It] received a great deal of articulated support from many Vietnamese scholars and musicians… While her topic pertains to Vietnam, it must be seen in the broader context of studies of musical identity, the politics of representation, the process of musical modernization, and power and hegemony in presenting a nation’s music.”
Terry E. Miller, Ph.D., Professor of Ethnomusicology, Kent State University.
Nhac Viet Publications (1999). 152 pages with musical examples and photographs.
Price: $12. Code: Neo.

CA TRU: A VIETNAMESE CHAMBER MUSIC
by Barley Norton.
Price: $8. Code: Catru

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN VIETNAMESE MUSIC
Nhac Viet Journal of Vietnamese Music, Vol 6.
Price: $8. Code: Contemp.

HMONG MUSIC IN VIETNAM
by Hong Thao (trans. Phong Nguyen)
Price: $8. Code: Hmong

SEARCHING FOR A NICHE: VIETNAMESE MUSIC AT HOME IN AMERICA
by Phong Nguyen (with Adelaida Reyes and Patricia Shehan Campbell)
Price: $9. Code: Niche.

FROM RICE PADDIES AND TEMPLE YARDS: TRADITIONAL MUSIC OF VIETNAM
by Phong Thuyet Nguyen and Patricia Shehan Campbell
Price: $29. Code: Rice.

DAN TRANH MUSIC OF VIETNAM
This book presents a study of the musical and social history of the Vietnamese zither dan tranh (also known as dan thap luc), with a strong focus on the traditional and contemporary genres m the twentieth century. Analyses of musical and ex­tra-musical features of the main genres of dan tranh music are presented in con­junction with examinations of social and cultural factors behind their develop­ments. Even though this is only the study of the music of one instrument, it covers the history of some of the most important musical genres in Vietnam in the twentieth century. Readers will, therefore, find useful information on distinctive features of Vietnamese traditional music and the history of Vietnamese music in the twentieth century in general.
by Le Tuan Hung
Price: $29. Code: DanTranh.

MUSIC FROM THE LOST KINGDOM: HUE, VIETNAM
Price: $12. Code: Kingdom.

SONG OF THE BANYAN
Folk Music of Vietnam
Price: $12. Code: Banyan

ECHOES OF ANCESTRAL VOICES
Traditional Music of Vietnam
Price: $15. Code: Echoes

ETERNAL VOICES
Traditional Vietnamese Music in the United States
New Alliance Records (2-CD set & Booklet)
Price: $18. Code: Voices

MUSICAL TRANSFIGURATION
A Journey across Vietnamese Soundscapes
Price: $15. Code: Transfig

LANDSCAPES OF TIME
Contemporary Sound Art of Vietnam
Price: $15. Code: Landscape

VIETNAM: MUSIC OF THE TRUONG SON MOUNTAINS
White Cliffs Media (CD & Booklet)
Price: $12. Code: Truongson
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