Thanh Bui


Vietnam: Global Music – The Universal Language

One of the most inspiring Semester at Sea field labs I have had the privilege of covering was the Music Cultures lab in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam. We visited the Soul Music Academy started by Thanh Bui (A famous pop artist in Vietnam originally from Australia). This academy teaches Vietnamese kids traditional and modern music. We were given a special performance by the Voice Kids Vietnam, which includes kids that apparently finished high in Asia’s version of America’s Got Talent. To say the least all the students, the Professor and myself were floored by the talent these kids possessed. Watch the videos and you’ll see what I am talking about.