In my recent visit to Hanoi, Vietnam I had the pleasure of meeting and playing with the exceptionally talented Dung Thuy. Dung lives in Hanoi and is a professional Zither (or in Vietnamese đàn tranh) player and teacher. This piece I have titled 'Following' because unlike the first improvised piece 'Discoveries', this piece had Dung following my guitar as I played in an open minor tuning. We also had the pleasure of having renowned percussion/multi instrumentalist Musbaba Traore, chilling in the small gathering, and so he beat out some rhythms on my guitar while we played.
It was really a wonderful to explore the world of traditional Vietnamese music and combine my own Western folk influences.
Filmed by John Kis on the terrace of The Hanoi Social Club, September 11, 2012.
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