Thái Thanh

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Thái Thanh (born in 1934 in Hanoi as Phạm Thị Băng Thanh) is a Vietnamese-American singer. During the 1960s, she was one of the most famous singers in the traditional style.[1] She emigrated to become part of the musical diaspora in Orange County, California after the Fall of Saigon.[2]


  1. ^ Stewart Lone Daily Lives of Civilians in Wartime Asia: From the Taiping ... 2007- Page 235 "As in many societies in the 1960s–1970s, recorded music came to play an increasing role in the daily lives of civilians with the ... One of the most famous singers in the more traditional style was Thái Thanh, a woman in her twenties who sang songs of longing and loss."
  2. ^ Adelaida Reyes Songs of the Caged, Songs of the Free: Music and the Vietnamese Refugee Experience. 1999 Page 124 "The local in this case has global implications. Many of Vietnam's most famous musicians now reside in Orange County. The presence of Pham Duy, Thai Thanh, Hoang Oanh, Hoang Thi Tho, Viet Hung, Duy Khanh, Khanh Ly, and Kim Tuyen, among others — luminaries in the Vietnamese musical firmament by the time they left Vietnam — has led overseas.."