9 episodes

Welcome to Falling Jackfruit! A podcast dedicated to discussing the creative arts scene in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

On this pod I'll sit down and have some casual conversations with all kinds of creatives; musicians, artists, film makers, playwrights, poets and everyone in between who creates or contributes something of artistic or cultural relevance to this amazing, vibrant city.

So sit back, relax and be inspired by our wonderful and varied guests.

Find us on Facebook and Instagram for more updates, or get in touch at fallingjackfruit@gmail.com

Falling Jackfruit Josh Reid

    • Arts

Welcome to Falling Jackfruit! A podcast dedicated to discussing the creative arts scene in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

On this pod I'll sit down and have some casual conversations with all kinds of creatives; musicians, artists, film makers, playwrights, poets and everyone in between who creates or contributes something of artistic or cultural relevance to this amazing, vibrant city.

So sit back, relax and be inspired by our wonderful and varied guests.

Find us on Facebook and Instagram for more updates, or get in touch at fallingjackfruit@gmail.com

    08 - Jaipal Tuttle and The Tale of Kieu - Seminal Vietnamese Literature

    08 - Jaipal Tuttle and The Tale of Kieu - Seminal Vietnamese Literature

    I’m joined this week by Jaipal Tuttle. As well as having an extremely accomplished background in Physics having earned a PhD , Jaipal has also devoted a huge portion of his life to the study of The Tale of Kieu, which is considered the most important piece of literature in Vietnam!

    In todays episode we discuss the story and the rich history behind Kieu, why it is deemed the most seminal piece of Vietnamese Literature, how Jaipal is devoting his time to translating the work, how non vietnamese speaking people can access the story and much more.

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    Check out Pretty Broken Dolls at https://www.facebook.com/PXBXD/

    Drop us an email at fallingjackfruit@gmail.com, thank you and enjoy the episode!

    • 45 min
    07 - Troy Michael & Blaise Thomas from NGỮ WAVE Collective - Searching for brand identity

    07 - Troy Michael & Blaise Thomas from NGỮ WAVE Collective - Searching for brand identity

    I’m joined this week by Troy Michael and Blaise Thomas from NGỮ WAVE Collective. With his videography and photography talents Troy is a driving creative force behind the collective, and Blaise along with his rapping and on camera talents helps give Ngu Wave its identity.

    In todays episode we discuss what it is that NGỮ WAVE is doing, the challenges of figuring out your own brand identity, the influences of Hanoi and Saigon on their art, Blaise's latest mix tape & music video and much more.

    Check them out on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/nguwave/
    On Instagram at @ngu_wave
    And on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw0GAbqB2-P1Y93H8HSuN_A

    Listen to Blaise's latest mixtape at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnXbLj0PCz4

    Drop us an email at fallingjackfruit@gmail.com, thank you and enjoy the episode!

    • 1 hr 14 min
    06 - Saigon Soul Revival - Making a modern Vietnamese Funk and Soul record

    06 - Saigon Soul Revival - Making a modern Vietnamese Funk and Soul record

    I’m joined this week by Indy Laville and Anh Minh, 2 members of the phenomenal local band, Saigon Soul Revival.  In todays episode we discuss the funk and soul music of Vietnam in the 60s and 70s that inspired the band, the writing and recording process for their new album, their raucous live shows and much more.

    Check out Saigon Soul Revival on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/saigonsoulrevival/
    And on Instagram @saigonsoulrevival

    Stream their new album on Spotify now!

    Drop us an email at fallingjackfruit@gmail.com, thank you and enjoy the episode!

    • 47 min
    05 - Skeleton Goode (Jack Briggs & George Bussell) - Local Psychedelic Rock band with a debut album!

    05 - Skeleton Goode (Jack Briggs & George Bussell) - Local Psychedelic Rock band with a debut album!

    I’m joined this week by Jack Briggs and George Bussel, 2 members of the incredible local psychedelic rock band Skeleton Goode. We discuss the origins of Skeleton Goode, the writing and recording process for their new debut album, working with an international record label, the building of their own studio space, and much more.

    Check out the band on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/skellygood/
    And on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/skeletongoode/
    Stream the debut self titled album now on all major streaming platforms!

    Drop us an email at fallingjackfruit@gmail.com

    Thanks for listening!

    • 56 min
    04 - Tricia Nguyen of Wintercearig Project - Arts and Mental Health

    04 - Tricia Nguyen of Wintercearig Project - Arts and Mental Health

    I’m joined this week by Tricia Nguyen, the founder of the Wintercearig Project, a Saigon community project that helps raise awareness for mental health through contemporary arts. Through the project the participants are able to showcase their art as they process their experiences and emotions. In todays episode we discuss Tricias' own personal journey, the founding of Wintercearig, past and upcoming exhibitions, the role of arts in Mental Health and much more.

    Follow the Wintercearig Project on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/wprojectvietnam/

    Check out Lang Thang, the community art space mentioned in todays episode on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/langthang1847/ and on Instagram @langthang1847

    Drop us an email at fallingjackfruit@gmail.com

    Thanks for listening!

    • 45 min
    03 - Alex Flores

    03 - Alex Flores

    I’m joined this week by the multi-talented creative; Alex Flores. Alex is a photographer heavily involved in the music scene here in Saigon. He has also been involved with the creation of music videos for local acts, from conceptualising ideas, to shooting and editing. On top of this he is an active musician himself as a drummer in an upcoming band project, and involved with teaching the youth of a local school the importance of music and some viable career paths in the music industry.

    To find Alex's work visit: https://facebook.com/alxndrray or https://instagram.com/alxndrray

    Some of the local bands mentioned in todays episode: 7uppercuts, District 105, Moon Rise City and Zilwa.

    Drop us an email at fallingjackfruit@gmail.com

    Thanks for listening!

    • 1 hr 11 min

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