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Kronos Quartet, Rinde Eckert, Vân Ánh Vanessa Võ - Third Landing: Fishing (Excerpt) (Official Audio)

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Kronos Quartet, Rinde Eckert, Vân Ánh Vanessa Võ - Third Landing: Fishing (Excerpt) (Official Audio)
Listen to an official audio excerpt of "Third Landing: Fishing," from Kronos Quartet, Rinde Eckert, Vân Ánh Vanessa Võ's upcoming Smithsonian Folkways album, 'Mỹ Lai'. 'Mỹ Lai' is out May 20th, 2022 on CD and digital/streaming, on 2xLP in Fall 2022, and is available for pre-order now. Pre-order/stream: Smithsonian Folkways: Bandcamp: All other platforms: On March 16, 1968, the United States Army killed over 500 unarmed civilians in the hamlet of Mỹ Lai, Vietnam. The unimaginable brutality of the event impacted all those who witnessed it firsthand, including helicopter pilot Hugh Thompson, who, against orders, intervened to save Vietnamese lives. Thompson’s story is the basis of the opera Mỹ Lai, composed by Jonathan Berger (music) and Harriet Scott Chessman (libretto) for Kronos Quartet, Vietnamese multi-instrumentalist Vân-Ánh Vanessa Võ, and vocalist Rinde Eckert. This definitive recording of Mỹ Lai captures the visceral, phantasmal depictions of Thompson’s grief, horror, and guilt as he is haunted by persistent memories of that cataclysmic day, half a world and nearly four decades away. Tense and unforgiving, Mỹ Lai is “a gripping affair, beginning to end” (New York Times). Presented here alongside recollections by Vietnamese survivor Trần Văn Đức, it is a memorial to all the Mỹ Lai villagers killed on that grim day. Kronos Quartet: David Harrington, violin John Sherba, violin Hank Dutt, viola Sunny Yang, cello Vân-Ánh Vanessa Võ, t'rưng, đàn bầu, đàn tranh Rinde Eckert, vocalist Music by Jonathan Berger Libretto by Harriet Scott Chessman Kronos Quartet: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Vân-Ánh Vanessa Võ: Rinde Eckert: Smithsonian Folkways: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Support our work! Become a Friend of Folkways: The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy ( Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.
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