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Books + CDs

Shops - Instrument
The shop pages of  Mrs. Phuong Bao with a lot of Vietnamese instruments
A German shop selling flutes, jew harps and other instruments from Vietnam

Ethnic groups of Vietnam
A huge portal for Vietnam featuring detailed descriptions of the ethnic groups and their culture, portraits of musicians and their music
A nice homepage about the (musical) life of the Hmong people.  You can also download songs of the Hmong
A short video with musical examples of Northern ethnic tribes by Vincent Moon
The homepage of the Plei Jrai  organisation

The website of the “Vietnamese Institute for Musicology (V.I.M.)” in Hanoi, very beautiful website with a lot of informations, pictures, audio and video-files about traditional Vietnamese music and the music of the ethnic groups, actual research news and CDs + books
The instruments page of the V.I.M. institute in Hanoi, contains detailed descriptions, pictures, audiofiles and videos
The website of the “Association For Viet Arts” in  San Jose, California, with informations about events, concerts + lectures
The website of the Institute for Vietnamese Music is dedicated to the preservation of, research into, and performance and teaching of traditional Vietnamese music, including solo, chamber, religious, theatrical, and minority types of music extant in Vietnam today
The Homepage of the “Australia Asia Foundation” with informations about projects and artists,english and Vietnamese articles
A wonderful page about the famous Dong Son bronze age drums

The website of the famous researcher and artist Tran Van Khe
The website of the researcher, teacher, artist and scientist Tran Quang Hai, who is also an expert for the Overtone Singing of Tuva. Website appears in English, Vietnamese and French and gives informations about Vietnamese music as well. Please also visit his blog
The website of the musicologist, book author and leader of perfomance groups Phong Nguyen. One may also find additional  informations, audiofiles and pictures of instruments on his second page :
The website of the musicians, composers  and researchers Le Tuan Hung and  Dang Kim Hieng presenting articles, books, audio CDs and informations about traditional and contemporary Vietnamese music
An online article of composer and singer Phillip Blackburn who is also P.D. of the Minnesota composers forum
Short description and a picture of the Tranh zither by Randy Raine-Reusch
The webpage of Chi D. Nguyen presents a big overview of Vietnamese instruments, each with a small description, picture and audiofil