Let’s Play “Guess That Instrument!” – Some Music In Vietnam

Here’s a little taste of some musicians in Vietnam, which we seen when we visited the Museum in Ho Chi Minh City. Although I had heard the sounds before, I had never seen the equipment used to make them in action. It’s pretty cool. They even had a little mini version for Hang. :D

But what are these instruments called? Can you guess? Probably not, because to us Americans, they have funny names we can’t pronounce by simply reading them. The first, which resembles a large towering bamboo xylophone is called a “t’rung”. The second, which is the longer Vietnamese monocord, is called a Đàn bầu. These are traditional instruments of Vietnam, and the music could be heard quite frequently when the Americanized “pop culture” type music wasn’t playing on the radio.

Charlie Pryor

Charlie is a media producer, writer, and a traveler. He grew up in Michigan, all of his life and attended Grand Valley State University for a B.S. in Film and Video Production. He's married to a wonderful woman named Hang, and simply hopes to one day turn himself into a man that many will remember long after he's gone.

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