List of Figures. Forward Nguyen T. Phong. Acknowledgements 1. Prelude 2. Cultural and Political Settings for Vietnam's Popular Music 3. Vietnamese Pop Music Stars and the Bumpy Road to Stardom 4. Vietnamese Rock, Pop-Rock, and Pop Music Bands 5. Vietnamese Songwriters, Social Issues, and Government Persuasion 6. Performance Venues for (Mostly) Live Popular Music 7. Disseminating Popular Music: Pop and Rock Music Concerts, Festivals, and Shows 8. Disseminating Popular Music: Audio and Video Recordings 9. Vietnamese Karaoke: Place, Pleasure, Politics, and Profit 10. Conclusion: The Politics and Economics of Popular Music in Vietnam. Notes. Glossary. Bibliography. Index
Dale A. Olsen is distinguished Research Professor of Ethnomusicology at Florida State University. His major publications include Music of the Warao of Venezuela: Song People of the Rain Forest; Music of El Dorado: The Ethnomusicology of Ancient South American Cultures; The Chrysanthemum and the Song: Music, Memory, and Identity in the South American Japanese Diaspora; The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, Vol. 2 (co-edited with Daniel Sheehy); and The Garland Handbook of Latin American Music (co-edited with Daniel Sheehy).
"this book should serve as a model for younger ethnomusicologists pursuing study of popular music... Highly recommended." --CHOICE