I am Vietnamese. I am the son of “boat people,” Vietnamese refugees who escaped Vietnam by boat. Growing up as a Vietnamese American in the US, I was never into Vietnamese music. I just didn’t like it. It didn’t appeal to me. Like most Vietnamese kids growing up in America, my only exposure to Vietnamese music was through the popular video series Paris By Night that my parents would watch. In all honesty, I thought that shit was corny and lame. Now as an adult, I somehow found myself listening to Vietnamese music and loving it. So, what changed? How did it happen?
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