From the Westbank to New Orleans East, there is a vibrant community of over 20,000 Vietnamese New Orleanians. Once a week host Kim Vu invites a guest to chat about Vietnamese etiquette, ancient proverbs, Vietnamese events in New Orleans, and Vietnamese food. A Vietnamese-American recently arrived from California, Kim combines her own discovery of the local Vietnamese community with her deep familiarity and love of Vietnamese life and customs. Kim and guests weave a tapestry of fun and pho, Hanoi and poboy, as VietNola explores the world of Vietnamese New Orleanians, here and in Vietnam.
Uyen Vu is a high-end jewelry marketing expert.
She's also a recovering metal head with a New Orleans past.
From Chopin to Metallica music, Uyen talks about musical influences, her her life on the road as a working heavy metal musician, and her current days in L.A. fashion culture mogul.