Mai Khoi

"Mai Khoi might just as easily be described as Vietnam’s Björk or Laurie Anderson. Her voice runs the gamut from whispered intrigue to full-bodied yearning. Her saxophonist channels John Coltrane at his most untethered, his most desperate. The music is designed to, and does, have a physical effect, hitting not one but several nerves. It aims to assault, unafraid to be difficult or jarring or ugly. If music alone could break chains, this would be the music to do it."

The Economist


'A very popular artist [...] who is speaking out on behalf of freedom of speech and expression and for artists throughout Vietnam"

Former President Barack Obama


"One of 12 inspiring human rights activists to follow in 2018"

Amnesty International


"She's been called the Lady Gaga of Vietnam, but Mai Khoi arguably has less

in common with Gaga than the Russian activist group, Pussy Riot."

ABC News



Mai Khoi is collaborating with the Kronos Quartet



Mai Khoi Chem Gio's 'Dissent' album is out now



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