~ By Kaitlin C. Meier, student writer for the College of Arts and Humanities

The Hmong Voices Series at Fresno State will feature Tou Ly Vangkhue from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2 in North Gym 118.

The Hmong Voices Series, hosted by the Hmong Program, proposes lectures, readings and cultural and artistic events to promote a better understanding of Hmong issues. The goal of the series is to foster a cultural awareness and appreciation of the Hmong language, culture, literature and arts.

Tou Ly Vangkhue is a famous singer and composer in the Hmong Diaspora. His songs were prominent in the 1980s and still remain influential in the Hmong community.

“In the ’80s, he was the modern Hmong American singer whose songs still inhabit today’s generation,” said Dr. Kao-Ly Yang, Hmong program coordinator for the Department of Linguistics.

Vangkhue will share the inspirations behind his music and perform his famous tunes.

The event is free and open to the public, sponsored by the Department of Linguistics, the College of Arts and Humanities and the Henry Madden Library. Parking on campus is also free after 5 p.m.

Click here to experience one of Vangkhue’s famous songs.

For more info, contact Dr. Kao-Ly Yang: kayang@csufresno.edu or (559) 278-2456