Join us for a special POV Tour of Trương Công Tùng led by ethnomusicologist and musician Jason R. Nguyễn, followed by a performance by Nguyễn on the đàn bầu, a Vietnamese one-string instrument.
Dr. Jason R. Nguyễn holds a dual-doctorate in Ethnomusicology and Communication & Culture from Indiana University, Bloomington. His recently-completed dissertation analyzes the identity performances and cultural practices of the Vietnamese diaspora.
He is also an artist trained in Vietnamese traditional music and has studied with one of the top virtuosos of the single-string đàn bầu in the world. Through this training, Jason realized that the intergenerational transfer of knowledge is about respect, dialogue and continuity, not rote memorization or passive learning. Consequently, he forges a unique path as an artist and scholar, adapting all he has learned to contemporary contexts and communities, while respecting the deep knowledge and experience of his hereditary, spiritual and intellectual ancestors.