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Music of Vietnam - Tribal Music of the Highland People, Traditional Music, Folksongs (Smithsonian Folkways Custom CD)

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Music of Vietnam - Tribal Music of the Highland People, Traditional Music, Folksongs (Smithsonian Folkways Custom CD)

Ref: FSD6690


Price: 16.99

Orignally released in 1965, tribal music of the highland people, traditional and classical music and folk songs. A rare document of a fascinating culture featuring many of the most important instruments and traditions. Includes tracks by Pham Duy who helped to produce and select the music.

A Custom CD is a high-quality CD-R which is produced at Smithsonian Folkways. A Custom CD is a mixed mode disc (also known as an Enhanced CD/CD Extra/CD Plus). A mixed mode disc contains both audio (for CD audio players) and data (readable on other devices, like PCs). Custom titles are sold with a digital copy of the album's original liner notes (as a .PDF file) on the CD.

1. Xylophone Torung of Bahnar tribe - Torung xylophone music 2. Calebass- Zither Ting Ning of Bahnar tribe- Ting ning zither music 3.Concert of Gongs of Bahnar tribe- Bahnar gong ensemble 4. Calebass-Khene - Knboat of Sedang tribe - Khene gourd music 5. Xoe folk dance of Thai people Group of young girls 6. Ritual Music of Cham people- Ritual music on sarinai (oboe) and ganang (drum) 7. Love Song - Doh Dam Tara Dodam dara love song 8. Historical Song - Chay Dalim- Chay dalim sung with baranung drum 9. Funeral Song - Doh Dam Mutai Dodam mutai funeral song with kanhi fiddle 10. Ritual Music Big Orchestra - Dai Nhac Dai nhac orchestra 11. Music Ballet - Ma Vu Ballet music of Central Vietnam 12. Music of Classical Theatre - Nam Chien Hat bo music for classical theatre 13. Classical Quintet Ngu Tuyet: Zither Tranh Dan tranh of the Ngu Tuyet classical quintet 14. Classical Quintet Ngu Tuyet: Pipa Ty ba- Ty ba of the Ngu Tuyet classical quintet 15. Classical Quintet Ngu Tuyet: Viele Nhi - Dan nhi of the Ngu Tuyet classical quintet 16. Classical Quintet Ngu Tuyet: Moon-Lute Nguyet Nguyet lute of the Ngu Tuyet classical quintet 17. Classical Quintet Ngu Tuyet: Monostring Bau- Dan bau of the Ngu Tuyet classical quintet 18. Luu Thuy- Hoa Tau 19. Solo Flute - Phuong Vu - Nguyen Dinh Nghia 20. Ho Ru Con - Vietnamese lullaby 21. Ho Nen - Vietnamese work song 22. Ho Gia Gao - Vietnamese rice-pounding song 23.Ho Mai Nhi- Pham Duy 24. Ho Lo- Pham Duy 25. Thuong Binh/Ganh Lua- Pham Duy



Folk Songs of Vietnam (Smithsonian Folkways Custom CD)

PHAM DUY

Folk Songs of Vietnam (Smithsonian Folkways Custom CD)

Ref: FSD6691


Price: 16.99

Originally released in 1968. Songs from all over Vietnam, that differ quite considerably. Pham Duy was one of the most revered singers at the time, and he is joined by three young singers Phuong Oanh, Pham Thuy Hoan and Quynh Hanh, from the north, centre and south respectively. As always with these Folkways recordings its fascinating to hear the folk song being performed in a different era.

A Custom CD is a high-quality CD-R which is produced at Smithsonian Folkways. A Custom CD is a mixed mode disc (also known as an Enhanced CD/CD Extra/CD Plus). A mixed mode disc contains both audio (for CD audio players) and data (readable on other devices, like PCs). Custom titles are sold with a digital copy of the album's original liner notes (as a .PDF file) on the CD.

1. Hat Hoi 2. Hai Hoa 3. Do Dua 4. Ly Tinh-Tang Pham Duy 5. Ly Tinh-Tang 6. Ho Mai Nghi 7. Ho Lo 8. Ly Con Sao 9. Ly Che Huong 10. Ly Chim Quyen 11. Song of the Heroes 12. The Wounded Soldier 13. Poem of a Buddhist Monk 14. Mother of the South 15. Why Be So Sad? 16.The Rain on the Leaves



Rough Guide to the Music of Vietnam

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Rough Guide to the Music of Vietnam

Ref: FSD3597


Price: 9.99

Vietnam is not yet on the world music map, but clearly deserves to be. This intriguingly varied selection covers the country's styles, from the sturdy, trance-like singing of Huy Du, to the virtuoso, bluesy instrumental work of Kim Sinh, playing a two-stringed lute, or the gently stirring, updated treatment of a traditional song by the Paris-based Huong Thanh. There are western influences in contemporary Vietnam, of course, but the country seems to have escaped domination by guitar or keyboard. Two of the more intriguing tracks feature a one-stringed instrument, the dan bao, which can be heard both on a jazzy shuffle by Blue Asia, and a wildly unexpected treatment of the country-pop favourite (Ghost) Riders in the Sky.

Robin Denslow (The Guardian)

Compiler Paul Fisher has done an excellent job: he shows how traditional instruments and styles have been harnessed to Western pop requirements, but he also lets them speak unadorned. So here is a whole series of instrumental encounters, with the dan bau pre-eminent. This is a monochord - an instrument consisting of a single string, an open box for a soundboard and a sliver of buffalo horn attached to the string which the player delicately bends to alter the pitch: its effect is uncannily like the human voice, and it has often been used to conjure spirits. We also meet the 16-string dan tranh zither, and many varieties of gong, lute, and drum. But the glory of this music lies in the female human voice, with its feline grace and the little catch in the throat which most singers use to heighten the dramatic effect. One ritual song, recorded at a shrine, would alone be enough to justify buying this fascinating CD.

Michael Church (The Scotsman)

Original CDs are listed in the Vietnam section. Click Read About for the full liner notes.

1. HUONG THANH - CROSSING THE VALLEY from Dragonfly

2. . THAN QUY - NGOI TUA SONG DAO (SITTING BY THE PEACH MULLIONED WINDOW) from the album, Ngaoi Tua Song Dao,, Dan Ca Quan Ho-Bac Ninh Folk Songs,

3. CAM LY - EM GAI QUE from the album Em Gai Que

4. BLUE ASIA - BLUE REQUIEM from the album Hotel Vietnam

5. THU HIEN - CAU DOI CAU CHO from the album, Cau Doi Cau Cho

6. KIM SINH - LI GIAO DUYEN from the album, the Art of Kim Sinh

7. KHAC CHI ENSEMBLE - ON THE BAMBOO BRIDGE from the album Spirit of Vietnam

8. TRANH SAO BAO - LY CON SAO from the album Hoatau, Tranh Sao Bau, Tau Khuc

9. HUY DU, TUYET TRING - KIM TRONG TUONG TU THUY KIEU from the album Hat Tho, Nhung Mang Doi Kieu

10. NGUYEN THANH THUY - LUYEN NAM CUNG from the album Doc Tau Dan Tranh

11. VAN KHANH - DEM PHUONG NAM NGHE CAU HO HUE from the album Dem Phuong Nam Nghe Cau Ho Hue

12. QUANG LINH - TOI YEU from the album Toi Yeu Xom Nho Ngau Xua

13. CHAU DINH AND CA HUE ENSEMBLE - TEN REASONS WHY WE LOVE HUE GIRLS from the album, The Traditional Songs of Hue

14. . DAN BAO VIETNAM - RIDER IN THE SKY - LIVE from the album, Ho! Roady Music from Vietnam




Cafe Mekong

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Cafe Mekong

Ref: FSD2174


Price: 25.99

An album of Vietnamese and 'Indo-Chinese' music from the King catalogue compiled by Makoto Kubota, who recorded his 'Hotel Vietnam' for the same label. An excellent selection that takes you on a discovery of local traditions.



Mekong

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Mekong

Ref: FSD1682


Price: 19.99

Fascinating compilation of Vietnamese and Laotian traditional music on instruments such as danbau and the strongest influences from China.



Bon Voyage! Vietnam

ASIAN TRAVEL FOUNDATION

Bon Voyage! Vietnam

Ref: FSD1874


Price: 21.99

Japanese musician Koetsu Otomo travelled to Vietnam to write songs, record sounds and record with Vietnamese musicians. Playing guitar, he is joined by three singers, traditional flute, xylophone, monochord and fiddle players. Results range from motorbike and street sounds over vaguely Asian computer programmed rhythms, to more cohesive songs played by real musicians. Other sounds he recorded include outside a church, a railway station, a cafe, on a boat, at a club, creating a kind of travelogue of Vietnam. The most successful moments are when the Vietnamese musicians are allowed to shine, not becoming just another sound he recorded. These moments are however fairly rare, although overall an interesting enough album, and certainly original.

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