The Khaen, a bamboo flute indigenous to the Hmong people of Southeast Asia, is more than a musical instrument – it’s the center of cultural and religious ceremonies. But for immigrants in Alaska, the knowledge of how to play the instrument is slowly fading. One young Hmong musician in Anchorage wants to change that, and now he’s got the Rasmuson Foundation behind him.
Michelle Theriault, APRN – Anchorage
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