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Trinh Cong Son was born in the 3,000-year-old imperial capital of Hue and went on to become one of the country’s most beloved folks singers. Dubbed, the “Bob Dylan of Vietnam”, Son wrote soulful songs that described the horrors of war. Branded a traitor for writing protest songs, Son was thrown in a re-education camp, where he nearly died of malaria. He survived and continued to write music – but traded his trademark protest songs for love ballads.

 

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