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Award-Winning Vietnamese Concert: Vân Ánh Võ | Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

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Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade) | 773 Mission St., San Francisco, CA


Yerba Buena Gardens Festival 2018 | SF

Between May and October in 2018, the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival presents 100 free performances on three outdoor stages in Yerba Buena Gardens.

Admission is free and entertainment includes music, theater, dance, cultural events, educational and children’s programs.

While Vân Ánh (Vanessa) Võ is one of Vietnam’s most celebrated traditional artists, she revels in the freedom she’s found in the various musical styles surrounding her in the Bay Area. An award-winning traditional performer and virtuoso on 16-string dan tranh (zither), she’s also an Emmy Award-winning composer who has collaborated with Kronos Quartet.

The VA’V is her protean trio featuring string wizard Gari Hegedus and Jimi Nakagawa on taiko drums and percussion. With all three musicians also contributing vocals, VA’V combines ancient sounds to create breathtaking music that feels completely new. Võ is also artistic director of the student ensemble Music Bridge, which opens the concert. With members ranging in age from seven to 14, the group features both Western and traditional Vietnamese instruments.


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Cost: FREE
Categories: Funcheap Presents, Live Music, Outdoors, San Francisco
Address: 773 Mission St., San Francisco, CA

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