Candid Memories

I find myself reaching back to Quan Van NoVa’s rendition of “Ky Niem” again and again like a glass of water. Despite some flaws in his pronunciation, particularly “cuu vot gai bo vo,” brother Tin handles the low notes with conversational candor and the mandolin adds a dollop of melancholy to his raspy vocals. The complement between the instruments (piano and mandolin in unison) on the break is hypnotizing. Mad kudos friends!