Cultural Envoy brings American Hip Hop to Vietnam

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Hip hoppers will have the opportunity to learn from the pros as break dancer Brandon "Peace" Albright, rapper Chen Lo and DJ Scan teach classes in Vietnam May 9-22 as part of a US Cultural Envoy program.

The classes, which will travel to Hanoi, Hai Phong, Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho, are part of a cultural exchange program sponsored by the US Department of State and the US Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City.

The group will conduct a 2-day training and exchange program (May 17 and 18) at the Dance School of Ho Chi Minh City with about 35 local break dancers, rappers and DJs.

On May 20 and 21, a similar program will take place at the Can Tho Cultural Center. The training will include a brief history of hip hop and hands-on demonstrations of artistic techniques.

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