Asia Society Texas Center presents The Odyssey – from Vietnam to America

Van-Anh Vo
Vân-Ánh Võ Photo courtesy of Vân-Ánh Võ

Oscar®-nominated and Emmy®Award-winning composer Vân-Ánh Võ presents a new musical epic inspired by the experiences of the Vietnamese “Boat People.” The Odyssey – from Vietnam to America explores the personal and spiritual journeys of the Boat People escaping war and reflects upon the resilience of the human spirit and the price of freedom.

Conveying stories of human transformation that resonates for all, The Odyssey utilizes the beautiful sound of traditional Vietnamese instruments and lullabies to evoke the deepest sense of comfort, calm, and strength; complimented by layers of electronic music and Western instruments to embrace the parallel experiences of people from other communities. The performances will feature musicians from Vân-Ánh Võ (The VA’V) Quartet performing new music for Vietnamese and Western instruments, ambient sound, spoken word, and live media.

Event Details


8.27.16 | 8:30 pm


Miller Outdoor Theatre
6000 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston, TX 77030


Ticket Info

Admission is free