Harman Patil

Popular music of Vietnam

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Popular music of Vietnam

The Western-influenced popular music of Vietnam (Tân nhạc Việt Nam, "New music of Vietnam") developed from the 1940s–1980s.

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Singers, songwriters and singer-songwriters

The Vietnam War, the consequent Fall of Saigon, and the plight of Vietnamese refugees gave rise to a collection of musical pieces that have become "classical" anthems for Vietnamese people both in Vietnam and abroad. Notable songwriters begin with the three 'fathers' of popular music Lam Phương (b. 1937), who is best known for his love songs and ballads, traditional Cải Lương, and Vietnamese patriotic music, Phạm Duy and the "Bob Dylan of Vietnam" Trịnh Công Sơn whose songs were sung by Khánh Ly. Other notable songwriters include Văn Cao (a Vietnamese composer whose works include Tiến Quân Ca, which became the national anthem of the Vietnam), Dương Thụ (b. 1943) and Phú Quang (b. 1949) is an influential Vietnamese composer, primarily known for his love songs and songs about Hanoi

Modern Music

The songwriters of the 1970s are now "easy listening" for the middle aged, while the modern TV scene is dominated by Korean- and Cantopop influenced V-pop shows like Vietnam Idol.

References

Popular music of Vietnam Wikipedia


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