US ambassador raps Lunar New Year message to Vietnam

Hanoi (AFP) – The US ambassador to Vietnam has rapped a Lunar New Year video to the country that has set the local internet alight, drawing a measure of admiration — and cringing — from those who’ve watched it. Daniel Kritenbrink, a career diplomat who served previously in Kuwait, China and Japan, is featured roaming the streets of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City wearing headphones and rhyming a Tet message to the country. He was accompanied by enthusiastic local music stars as they drank coffee and sampled Vietnamese snacks. The Lunar New Year, known locally as Tet, is the most important annual …

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