Latest Stories Tagged: Vietnam

Global Politics

Quan Ho

Vietnam these days is young and hip to the latest trends. Some 60 percent of Vietnamese are under 30, and more likely to listen to pop tunes than traditional Vietnamese music. The government hopes to change that. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Quiz and Geo Answer

For today's Geo Quiz, we are looking for Vietnam's second largest city. This city's known for its mix of European and Asian style and architecture. That mix is also reflected in its cuisine. The answer is ? Hanoi.We speak with Chef Bobby Chin.

Global Politics

Ca Tru

An ancient form of Vietnamese music is making a comeback. Ca Tru was once the music of royalty. Later it became the music of prostitutes and courtesans. When the Communist Party came to power it banned Ca Tru.The World's Mary Kay Magistad checked it out.

Arts, Culture & Media

Anasma Vuong

Today's Global Hit features a belly dancer. Her name is Anasma Vuong. She's originally from Paris. Her father is Vietnamese and her mother from Tunisia. These days Anasma Vuong lives in New York. And she specializes in a fusion of belly dance and hip hop.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for a town in northern Vietnam famous for its hill tribes. The answer is Sapa. Motorcycle tour leader Helge Pedersen sent us an audio postcard.

Global Politics

Getting wildlife off the menu

Vietnamese have a taste for wildlife. Hanoi restaurants serve such delicacies as snake and monkey. Now environmental groups are hoping to change attitudes and discourage Vietnamese diners from indulging. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports from Hanoi.