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Tales from Vietnamese Nail shops in America

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    Manicurists anatomical diagrams of the nail. Photo by Laura Folger

    Che Linh Thanh Tuyen 1 cassette front Courtesy of Jason Gibbs

    Helene Stilling Time Traditional Music of Vietnam INNOVA 112

    Further Resources

    Adelaida Reyes
    Songs of the Caged Songs of the Free
    Temple University Press

    Kathy Peiss
    Hope in a Jar
    Metropolitian Books/ Henry Holt & Company

    Jason Gibbs, San Francisco Public Library

    Sarah Folger, Harmonia Mundi

    Cynthia Drummey, Nails Magazine.

    Saigon Nails Magazine
    Nail Pro Magazine

    Hai Loe Mong - Two Dreams, Two Paths/ written by Truc Phuong, sung by Giao Linh -- Noi voi nguoi tinh - Speaking with my lover/ written by Thang Long, sung by Che Linh and Thanh Tuyen

    Long me - Mother's Love / written by Y Van, sung by Thanh Thuy

    Stilling TimeTraditional Music of Vietnam INNOVA recordings 112
    Ha leu
    The Beautiful Tay Thi, Poetic Song Evening Dew
    Ha Noi Soundscape
    Offering of Incense

    Wichita Lineman, Glenn Campbell. The Very Best of Glenn Campbell. Capitol CDP 7 46483 2. 1987 Capitol Records, Inc. (J. Webb) produced by Al de Lory. Published by Jobete Music Company, Inc. (ASCAP) Produced by Dennis Lambert & Brian Potter.

    The Best of Paris By Night - Love Story / Side A--Cha Cha

    A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain
    Butler, Robert Olen Nguoi Viet tay Bac, 1995

    Paradise of the Blind
    Duong Thu Huong Coa, Lan Monkey Bridge Viking 1997

    When Heaven and Earth Changed Places: A Vietnamese Woman's Journey from War to Peace
    New York: Doubleday, 1989

    Nhac Tien Chien: The Origins of Vietnamese Popular Song
    Destination Vietnam online June /July 1998

    Misc. Vietnam Hot Links

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