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Quê Huong (Homeland)
Subtitled: "Country Music from Vietnam". "Marking an important new addition to the part of our catalog focusing on sounds from the Far East is a CD dedicated to the music of Vietnam, a country that though having lived for centuries under the yoke of colonialism, has managed not only to preserve, but to continually enrich its musical heritage, creatively incorporating foreign influences. Instruments employed by the ensemble include the over 3000 year-old dan da, a kind of stone xylophone of which there are fewer than twenty surviving examples, to the dan rung (bamboo xylophone); from the giay (a 36-string zither) to the bau (a one string instrument requiring a special playing technique) to the trong ( multi-drum membraphone) to the dan moi (a type of metal idiophone); from the loong no (bamboo aerophone) to the huan (vertical flute)."