Cường Phạm is a London-based researcher, community activist, and writer. He recently finished a Master’s in Southeast Asia studies at SOAS, where his thesis explored the Vietnamese diasporic experience through hip-hop. He is also actively involved in the local East & Southeast Asian communities in London, working with Hackney Chinese Community Services and An Viet Foundation. Through his work at the grassroots, he has co-curated ‘Record, Retrieve, Reactivate’ which explored history of the Southeast Asian community centred around the An Viet Foundation. Cường is also the co-founder of Indigo Magazine, a platform for news voices Southeast Asia and beyond. In his spare time Cường likes to hunt down old vinyl, concentrating mainly sounds from Saigon, from early 1960s to 1975, which he slowly digitises.

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