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Music from North and South Vietnam: Sung Poetry of the North, Theatre Music of the South

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Music from North and South Vietnam: Sung Poetry of the North, Theatre Music of the South

The primary influence on traditional Vietnamese music is the music of China and to a lesser degree the Indochinese kingdom of Champa (circa 10th century to 19th century). However, this 1971 recording illustrates Vietnam’s own special styles, which include the hát ả đào or sung poetry of the North and the cải lương or theatre music of the South. Themes of freedom, independence, and personal and spiritual exploration are captured in these art forms dating back 500 years. The liner notes include musical notation and explain the content and history of each selection.

Track Listing

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Ca Ra Bô Cải Lu'oǹg musicians 6:38
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Modern Tu Ogi Ogn (Sung) Cải Lu'oǹg musicians 2:42
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Tune for Vong Cỗ (Tranh) Cải Lu'oǹg musicians 1:43
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Later Elaboration on Vong Cỗ (Tranh) Cải Lu'oǹg musicians 1:34
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Old Vong Cỗ (Sung) Cải Lu'oǹg musicians 2:15
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New Vong Cỗ (Sung) Cải Lu'oǹg musicians 4:11
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Scene from Modern Cải Lu'oǹg Cải Lu'oǹg musicians 2:49
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Bắc Phan - Bao Phan (with Poem) Hat a Dao performers 5:03
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Ty-Ba (With First Phrase of Poem, as Performed Twenty Years Hat a Dao performers 1:27
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Ty-Ba (With First Phrase of Poem, as Performed Today) Hat a Dao performers 1:09
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Ty-Ba (Entire Poem) Hat a Dao performers 6:36
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Hoi Phong-Da - Question to a Stone Statue (With Poem) Hat a Dao performers 8:17
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