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Songs of a strolling blind musician
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Highland development NGOs: a case study

Songs of a strolling blind musician

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"They plucked the strings roughly, and the sound hung in the air like a slow breeze."

This story tracks the vagaries of street music in Hanoi. Featuring photos of Ha Thi Cau, Vietnam's last surviving hat xam.

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Street guitar hero.
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