Mekong NYC Traditional Vietnamese Instrument Ensemble Today (MTVIET) has been playing together since 2014. They have performed at the Suffolk County Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month Celebration, the 6th and 7th Annual NYC's Multicultural Festival - Celebrate Diversity Celebrate You, Baruch College's Vietnamese Student Association's Tết Trung Thu, and Mekong NYC's Tết, Tết Trung Thu, and Anniversary events.
Dalena Hoang, Arts & Culture Programming Organizer - plays đàn tranh (16-string zither)
Ngô Thanh Nhàn, Ensemble Leader and Course Instructor - plays đàn tranh (16-string zither), song loan (wood castanets), and trống chầu (ceremonial drum)
Anh Thư Phan, Music Educator - plays đàn bầu (monochord), and song loan (wood castanets)
Tô Thùy Kim, Teaching Assistant - plays đàn tranh (16-string zither) and trống chầu (ceremonial drum)
About Mekong NYC
MTVIET is an extension of the arts & culture programming hosted by Mekong NYC, a community based organization serving the Southeast Asian community in the Bronx. Mekong NYC aims to improve the quality of life of the Southeast Asian community in the Bronx and throughout New York City by achieving equity through community organizing and healing, promoting arts, culture, and language, and creating a safety net by improving access to essential social services. The Southeast Asian community in the Bronx primarily consists of Cambodian Americans and Vietnamese Americans.
Mekong NYC is where history and culture are valued and learned, where history and culture are living, where people’s needs are met, where people are united through struggle, and where the people feel liberated.