Trần Văn Khê

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Trần Văn Khê

Trần Văn Khê (Born in Binh Hoà Dông 24 July 1921) is a Vietnamese musicologist, academic, writer, teacher and performer of traditional music. He is father of the musician ethnomusicologist Trần Quang Hải.[1] His La musique viêtnamienne traditionnelle (Paris, 1962) was for many years a standard text of Vietnamese musicology.

He was director of research at CNRS and professor at the Sorbonne, and in 2008 named a Honorary Member of the International Music Council of UNESCO where he is coordinator of the project "The Universe of Music, A History".[2][3]