The times they are “a-changin” in Vietnam
I have often written about the speed that Vietnam is maturing as an economy and in relationships with the international community. Now, the ultimate indicator: Bob Dylan will be playing to an audience in Ho Chi Minh City on April 10th…..Awesome! I am old enough not just to remember his performances but to have bought his early vinyls on release.
Dylan, whose songs like “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “Masters of War” were sung at many a Vietnam War-era protest, is scheduled to perform a set list of his own determining on April 10 at RMIT University in Ho Chi Minh according to the New York Times.
It beats a visit from Bill Gates, President Bush and even Clinton in my mind. It shows just how far perceptions of Vietnam as a modern, vibrant and growing force in the global market place, have come particularly in the USA. Dylan no longer part of the protests then, now part of building Vietnam into the 14th largest economy in the world (see previous blog!)
March 16, 2011 12:17 PM | Permalink