NTS Presents: Kẹo Kéo - Sài Gòn Sound

© Mike Pham & Anh Phi Trần


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  • event type:WOMEX 23 Film Screening
  • date:27 Oct 2023
  • time:15:15 - 16:15
  • city/area:A Coruña, Galicia
  • venue:Film Room (Palexco)
  • country:Spain
  • event posted by:Piranha Arts

Directed by Mike Pham & Anh Phi Trần
Duration 6:34’ | Vietnamese with English subtitles

Kẹo Kéo - Sài Gòn Sound is a short-documentary film capturing a glimpse of Saigon street sound. Huynh Thanh Hau is an electrician turned singer from Mekong Delta who moved to Saigon to become a kẹo kéo singer – a vanishing form of street performance that is central to the city's nightlife. As an embodiment of the ever-changing Vietnamese urban soundscape, Hau shares with us an intimate insight into his life.

The film is commissioned by NTS and presented by Nhac Gãy, a Saigon-based party collective and label with a rave spirit and a playful mindset, founded in 2019 by Anh Phi, Linh Ngô, Celina Huynh, Thao Vu and Mike Pham. It is directed by two of its members, Mike Pham and Anh Phi.

Production Country, Year UK, 2022
Produced by NTS
Co-produced by Booncha Studio
Producers Châm Nguyen, Hoàng Cheval, Hà Phan
Executive Producer Chantal Adams – NTS
Director of Photography Anh Phi Trần
Sound Nhanh Trần, Felix Stock
Editor Anh Phi Trần
Distributed by NTS