September 22, 2016

Rain for me is a good excuse to find a new hiding places

Hoa showed me this cafe at Nguyen Trung Truc street in Saigon. This pretty cafe had a 50 year old reel to reel tape machine, playing songs by Khanh Ly, a popular singer from the early 1970s. Back in those days, Khanh Ly used to run a cafe at the the nearby Dong Khai Street. The cafe was a lively gathering place for students, artists and musicians. Bui Vien (the current evil backpacker area) was where they had many local clubs, and singers like Khanh Ly used to sing there. She also performed impromptu concerts on the stairs in front of local universities - singing songs lamenting the war. I wish for the tape machine to turn into a time machine and teleport me to those days. Khanh Ly had some following in Japan too, here is a song in Japanese (YouTube vide).

Khanh Ly songs

Khanh Ly songs

Khanh Ly songs

Khanh Ly songs


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