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November 28, 2022

Bates Meyer is clearing music for the documentary “New Wave” which chronicles the Vietnamese music scene of 1980s California. This mixture of American culture and Asian diaspora was a catalyst to healing for a generation of boat refugees stranded in social limbo as new Americans.  A coming-of-age story, “New Wave” celebrates young immigrants who rebuilt community and forged a vibrant music scene more influential than the one they left behind after the fall of Saigon.