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Tuesday, 24 August 2010 15:40

Dan Tranh (Vietnamese Zither) Class

An Introduction

to the Vietnamese Traditional Music


To preserve and promote traditional music, Au Co Center, for the first time, proudly introduces a class in basic “Đàn Tranh” (Vietnamese Zither), a 16-string traditional musical instrument.



The class will be taught by Ms. Van-Anh Vo, a championship winner in the Vietnam National Dan Tranh Competition, who also won first prize for best solo performance in the modern folk music category. Her accomplishments also include: winning the 2009 Emmy® Award for co-composing and recording the soundtrack of the documentary “Bolinao 52”; co-composing and recording the soundtrack for “Daughter from Danang,” a documentary which won the best documentary award at the Sundance Film Festival and earned a 2003 Academy Awards® nomination.  Ms. Vo was also a co-composer and musical performer on the recent documentary “A Village Called Versailles,” winner of the New Orleans Film Festival Audience Award.

This is a 5-week session, held for one hour every Saturday, from 9/25 to 10/23/2010. There are two classes: 8-9 a.m. & 9-10 a.m at Martin L. King Jr. Academic MS, 350 Girard Street (btwn. Burrows & Bacon), San Francisco, CA 94134


For the promotion and preservation of Vietnamese culture, tuition is being offered at the discounted rate of $80 for the entire 5-week session. The dan tranh will be provided for in-class use. To guarantee the accomplishment of the students, the class size will be limited to 8 students. Higher level classes will follow after an evaluation of progress in the introductory classes.


For further inquiry, please call 828-4754 or email


To discover the music of Van Anh Vo, please visit her website at

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 November 2010 15:42