Biography of Miranda Arana

Miranda Arana has a masterís degree in Ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University. She studied traditional Vietnamese music with master artists while living and working with Vietnamese refugees in the Philippines, and during her two-year stay in Hanoi in the early 1990s. Her active involvement in the performance of traditional Vietnamese music establishes her as one of the first Americans playing this kind of music. Her book, Neotraditional Music in Vietnam, can be obtained by contacting her at