The hidden melody of culture


Wonder why the podcast title is The Hidden Melody? This piece explores one of the World Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity – Nha Nhac, is a representation of Vietnamese culture, people and country. Unlike the iconic Vietnamese street food culture, this traditional court music is not yet well-known internationally, and is on the brink of fading away.

This audio storytelling video discusses the history, different musical instruments played, childhood memory and challenges of preserving such elegant music.

Happy listening!

Andrew Nguyen is a Media and Communications student, with a second major in Design at the University of Sydney. He is passionate about modern Australian multicultural aspects, especially those from marginalised communities, and is currently producing a podcast series that tells those stories to larger audiences. He is open to further conversations via if you would like to add your voice in his project.