Van-Anh Vo is an Emmy Award–winning master of the 16-string đan tránh zither and other instruments unique to Vietnamese culture. “Vo’s energy and enthusiasm for musical creativity seems to … feed off a fundamental sonic curiosity, as well as a desire to reflect on her cultural heritage and share those sounds with new ears. Vo draws a strong connection between American jazz and the improvisations involved in traditional Vietnamese music” (New Music Box).