Vân-Ánh Võ is an award-winning performer of the 16-string dan tranh (zither), and an Emmy Award-winning composer who has collaborated with Kronos Quartet, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, and Yo-Yo-Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble. An immigrant from Vietnam based in Northern California for nearly 20 years, in her latest project Võ celebrates the voices and struggles of women and immigrants by placing the musical conventions of her native culture in conversation with contemporary music from across the world. Võ’s Songs of Strength features Iranian singer/songwriter Mahsa Vahdat, rapper DemOne, and breakdancer TUNJI, plus her multicultural Blood Moon Orchestra—with texts in English, Persian, and Vietnamese.

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Vân-Ánh Võ
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Pictured: Vân-Ánh Võ and Blood Moon Orchestra perform Songs of Strength Sunday, March 14, 2021 in Zellerbach Playhouse.
(credit: Jason Lew)
Vân-Ánh Võ
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Pictured: Vân-Ánh Võ and Blood Moon Orchestra perform Songs of Strength Sunday, March 14, 2021 in Zellerbach Playhouse.
(credit: Christine Jade)