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Music of Vietnam

Various Artists
Music of Vietnam

This album from 1965 is a survey of traditional music in Vietnam. The first half presents the music of the “pre-Vietnamese” highland Degar (also called Montagnard) and Cham, two ethnic minorities of the region. The second half covers the music of the ethnic Vietnamese, with traditional chamber music, the music of the ancient imperial courts, and folk songs. The selections were recorded by the venerable Vietnamese songwriter and musicologist Phạm Duy, who also wrote and performs three of the tracks. Liner notes include photographs and background information on the songs.

Track Listing

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Xylophone Torung of Bahnar tribe Torung xylophone music 0:41
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102
Calebass-Zither Ting Ning of Bahnar tribe Ting ning zither music 0:52
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103
Concert of Gongs of Bahnar tribe Bahnar gong ensemble 1:12
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104
Calebass-Khene - Knboat of Sedang tribe Khene gourd music 1:08
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105
Xoe folk dance of Thai people Group of young girls 1:24
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106
Ritual Music of Cham people Ritual music on sarinai (oboe) and ganang (drum) 0:58
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107
Love Song - Doh Dam Tara Dodam dara love song 1:06
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108
Historical Song - Chay Dalim Chay dalim sung with baranung drum 1:35
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109
Funeral Song - Doh Dam Mutai Dodam mutai funeral song with kanhi fiddle 2:10
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110
Ritual Music Big Orchestra - Dai Nhac Dai nhac orchestra 3:07
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111
Music Ballet - Ma Vu Ballet music of Central Vietnam 1:24
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112
Music of Classical Theatre - Nam Chien Hat bo music for classical theatre 1:44
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113
Classical Quintet Ngu Tuyet: Zither Tranh Dan tranh of the Ngu Tuyet classical quintet 0:40
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114
Classical Quintet Ngu Tuyet: Pipa Ty ba Ty ba of the Ngu Tuyet classical quintet 0:29
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115
Classical Quintet Ngu Tuyet: Viele Nhi Dan nhi of the Ngu Tuyet classical quintet 0:32
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116
Classical Quintet Ngu Tuyet: Moon-Lute Nguyet Nguyet lute of the Ngu Tuyet classical quintet 0:58
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117
Classical Quintet Ngu Tuyet: Monostring Bau Dan bau of the Ngu Tuyet classical quintet 0:40
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118
Luu Thuy Hoa Tau 1:19
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119
Solo Flute - Phuong Vu Nguyen Dinh Nghia 2:27
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120
Ho Ru Con Vietnamese lullaby 2:10
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121
Ho Nen Vietnamese work song 1:10
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122
Ho Gia Gao Vietnamese rice-pounding song 1:35
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123
Ho Mai Nhi Pham Duy 1:47
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124
Ho Lo Pham Duy 1:40
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125
Thuong Binh/Ganh Lua Pham Duy 1:44
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