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Q&A: How A O Show Creative Director Tuan Le Actualized His Vision for Performance Art in Vietnam

Some may say that modern performance art in Vietnam looks the way it does thanks to the works of Tuan Le and his colleagues. Almost two decades into a series of smashing theatrical successes across th...

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[Illustrations] Local Illustrator Captures the Charm of Vietnam in Mini Icons

When asked for the reasons why one loves Vietnam, many might hesitate. There is a lot to love about this chaotic, eclectic, bewildering nation; but there is a lot to frown upon as well.

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[Photos] In Minimalist Street Photography, Good Frames Come to Those Who Wait

Photographer Victor Morante is all about the little details in a frame.

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[Video] Saigon-Based Directors Feature Abandoned Hue Waterpark in New Music Video

A small boat reaches shore and an adventure begins at the wild, abandoned Ho Thuy Tien Waterpark outside of Hue.

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[Video] Suboi Makes Saigon Nightscapes Her Playground in Latest Music Video for 'N-Sao?'

Saigon's color-streaked nighttime streets serve as background for the hip-hop star's latest music video.

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Japanese Mega Girl Group AKB48 to Launch Vietnam Sister Group SGO48 This Year

Are you a big fan of Japanese mega girl group AKB48? Now you can be part of the collective right in Saigon.

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With New Single 'N-Sao?', Suboi Becomes First Vietnamese Artist Featured on Apple's Beats 1

Saigon’s reigning rap queen released 'N-Sao?' on Apple’s Beats 1 radio program last week, becoming the first Vietnamese artist to be featured on the 24/7 channel.

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These Intimate Rainy Season Moments Are Why We Love Saigon's Summer Rain

Saigon’s pluviophiles, unite!

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[Video] Saigon Electronica Ep. 4: Establishing the Scene With Saigon's Underground Venues

The Observatory, a gritty and modest club located at the Saigon Port in District 4 was synonymous with underground electronic music in Saigon. The bare walls, smoky interior and unnaturally narrow bal...

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'Despacito' Star Luis Fonsi to Headline Music Festival in Da Nang This July

The international Latin hit will be performed live in Vietnam this July.

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[Video] Saigon Electronica Ep. 3: Delving Deeper Underground With Asian Rave Connection and Chillgressive Saigon

The freetekno movement originated in Europe in the 90s. It was a movement that promoted free techno parties organized within the community at locations that were not limited to urban settlements and t...

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The Masterminds of Saigon's Most Memorable Concerts Joined Forces. A Brand-New Music Festival Was Born.

The organizers of some of Saigon's most legendary recent concerts are combining forces to bring a new music festival to Ho Tram later this year.

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[Video] Saigon Electronica Ep. 2: The Dreamers From Behind the Decks

When Tran Huu Tuan Bach decided to embark on his DJ career at the beginning of this decade, he had already established himself as a film composer in Vietnam.

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'Crystal Cloud' Art Installation in Mu Cang Chai Stirs Controversy

Stunning.

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[Video] Saigon Electronica Ep. 1: Creating a Community With Heart Beat and HRBR

Editor's note: Over the next few weeks, Saigoneer will feature Saigon Electronica, a video documentary series about the city's vibrant underground music scene, starting with the first episode this wee...

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[Illustrations] Mariano di Guglielmo's Vivid Watercolors of Saigon Street Scenes

For Mariano di Guglielmo, an English teacher who has lived in Saigon for about four months, every street is a potential canvas.

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Deadmau5 Arrives in Saigon as the City’s Electronic Dance Music Scene Expands

Thousands of dancing fans gathered before an enormous digital cube covered in screens displaying memes, video game cutscenes, clips of endorphin-addled cartoon cats and random flashings of screensaver...

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From the Underground: DJ Nina Nova and the Rise of Saigon's Techno Scene

The rising star delves into her love of techno, industry double standards and Saigon’s growing underground scene.

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Dancers, Visual Artists Collaborate at Unique Saigon Arts Festival

From April 16 to 22, the Krossing Over Arts Festival will bring together artists and dancers for performances across Saigon.

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The Legacy of Kak Channthy, Cambodia's Rock and Roll Heroine

For many Cambodian music fans, March 20 was a heartbreaking day because Kak Channthy – the 38-year-old female vocal of the band The Cambodian Space Project – passed away in an accident in Phnom P...

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