Has parallels wth Ry Cooder’s award winning partnerships with Mali’s Ali Farke Toure, India’s V.M. Bhatt and Hawaii’s Gabby Pahinui”

— The Australian

Two Days In Hanoi

by Kim Sinh & Dom Turner

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Kim and Dom met on the morning of September 4, 2008 at Studio Kien Quyet, a few levels up in one of Hanoi’s typical French influenced terrace houses in the backstreets of a suburb called Dong Da. What followed was an intense 2 day improvisational session - a musical blend of Kim unique Hawaiian influenced ’Cai Luong’ and Dom’s blues soaked guitar and vocals – resulting in ‘Two Days in Hanoi’

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  1. 1 Hanoi Horses 04:05
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  2. 2 Trong Com (Rice Drum) 04:07
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  3. 3 Luu Thuy Hanh Van 04:43
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  4. 4 Antihero 03:29
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  5. 5 King Lei Loi's Sword 03:25
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  6. 6 Vietnam People 03:30
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  7. 7 Ly Cay Bong (Trees in Bloom) 03:52
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  8. 8 Hawaii Aloha 03:34
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  9. 9 Vong Co (The Necklace) 08:25
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  10. 10 Chimes 01:46
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A tantalising and original ‘new sound’ with enough string bending and slide guitar to satisfy the most discriminating Delta blues lover”

— Sydney Morning Herald

Bio

Born blind in 1930 in Hanoi, Vietnam, Kim began following popular music groups from the age of eight, learning a variety of string instruments in the process including Hawaiian slide guitar. Kim became interested in a form of Vietnamese theatre called ‘Cai Luong’ – a musical genre that started in the 1920s and combines traditional southern Vietnamese folk tunes with theatre. Kim Sinh is as a ‘Cai Luong’ innovator, having developed a unique approach that does for Vietnamese theatre as ‘Bebop’ does for ‘Jazz’: improvisational single-note lines that criss-cross through a base that is traditional in structure yet infinitely modern in the end result. In the 1990’s Kim Sinh travelled to the USA to record with renowned international recording artist, Ry Cooder.  
In September 2008, renowned Australian guitarist, Dom Turner, from the blues group Backsliders travelled to Hanoi Vietnam to record with Kim Sinh. Although essentially a 2 day project, it was the culmination of years of planning stretching back to 2005 when, after a number of years of searching, Dom tracked down Kim Sinh and the pair met for the first time in a café on the shores of Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi. In August 2006, the pair met again for as part of an Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Radio National project featuring an interview and musical collaboration. The interview and recording took place in the Hanoi Hilton Hotel and the program aired on the ABC ‘Music Deli’ radio program in November that year. 
Kim and Dom met on the morning of September 4, 2008 at Studio Kien Quyet, a few levels up in one of Hanoi’s typical French influenced terrace houses in the backstreets of a suburb called Dong Da. What followed was an intense 2 day improvisational session - a musical blend of Kim unique Hawaiian influenced ’Cai Luong’ and Dom’s blues soaked guitar and vocals – resulting in ‘Two Days in Hanoi’