at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Bridging Art, Education and Activism: An Improvisational “Conversation”


Part of the 8th Engaging With Viet Nam Conference
Monday, October 10, 2016
5:00 – 7:00pm
Center for Korean Studies Building

Please join us for an early evening of discussion, expression and on-the-spot artistic collaboration with three artists from Viet Nam who will be hosted as guest speakers at the 8th Engaging With Viet Nam conference at UH Mānoa.

Co-sponsored by

• College of Education
• Center for Southeast Asian Studies, School of Pacific and Asian Studies
• College of Arts and Humanities
• Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Featured Speakers

Trinh Le Anh, Vice Dean, Department of Events Management, Faculty of Tourism Studies, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Viet Nam National University Hanoi, is also an inspiring lecturer and a well-known TV show host, MC, and event conductor.

Dat Bao is a pedagogist, visual artist and song composer. He provides visual illustrations for textbooks and writes music as a hobby when life inspires. Dat lectures at Monash University and conducts research into creative pedagogy with implications in curriculum design. His recent book Understanding Silence and Reticence (Bloomsbury, 2014) reflects his view on how silence can sometimes become the most meaningful sound in the mind.

Over the years, Ngo Hong Quang and his magical Đàn Nhị have attracted audiences not only in Viet Nam but also in Thailand, Korea and the Netherlands. Born and brought up in a village in Hai Duong in the north of Viet Nam, at the age of eleven Quang began to learn how to play the Nhị and soon fell in love with it. Quang follows his passion in teaching, composing and playing Vietnamese traditional music around the globe. During his trips, Quang did learn new music Composition with teachers and friends in Amsterdam Conservatory of music in The Netherlands.

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