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The traditional music of Vietnam is preserved by Ho Khic Chi, a master of the one-stringed zither, dan bau, and his band, The Khac Chi Ensemble. Using traditional Vietnamese instruments and singing traditional tunes, the group creates a haunting, rhythmic, sound. Touring internationally since 1982, the group currently resides in Vancouver, Canada. In addition to Ho Khic Chi, the ensemble features Hoang Ngoc Bich (vocals, arranger, k'longput (percussive tubes), t'rung (suspended bamboo xylophone) and tam thap luc (hammered dulcimer)) , Le To Quyen (vocals), Nguyen Hoai Chau (percussion) and Randy Reine-Reusch (background vocals, khen be and sinh tien). ~ Craig Harris