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. 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".