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Tran Quang Hai in Hanoi

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 28 December 2002

Lucy Duran presented two programmes from Vietnam. In the first she is joined by Vietnamese musician Tran Quang Hai who makes the long journey home for the first time after 41 years of exile in Paris. They visit the bustling capital Hanoi, a city brimming with traditional music and culture.

Music and featured items

20 items
  • Lucy Duran visits Hanoi

    Lucy Duran in the centre of Hanoi with Vietnamese musicians Tran Quang Hai and Bach Yen.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Trad folk theatre from North Vietnam

      Trad folk theatre from North Vietnam Title unknown

      Orchestra: of the National Conservatory of Music, Hanoi

  • National Conservatory of Music

    Lucy visits the National Conservatory of Music where she hears some folk theatre music.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Ngo cha My

      Ngo cha My In Love for Ever

      BBC Recording

    • Image for Tan Twee

      Tan Twee Southern Spring (Trad)

      BBC Recording

  • 16 string zither and moon lute

    Lucy hears a 16 string zither and moon lute playing a mode which expresses sadness.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Tan Twee

      Tan Twee Training with 5 modes (Trad)

      BBC Recording

  • Bach Yen's western style hit

    Bach Yen explain why music from before the Vietnam War is still popular.

  • Traditional folk songs in Vietnam

    Lucy visits a music shop where she hears about the importance of traditional folk songs.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Quang Vinh/Thuy Huong

      Quang Vinh/Thuy Huong Con Duyen

      BBC Recording

    • Image for Thanh Lam

      Thanh Lam Cam Tay mua he

      BBC Recording

  • Water Puppet Theatre

    Lucy visits the Vietnamese Water Puppet Theatre.

  • Music Played

    • Image for The Thang Long Water Puppet Troupe Orchestra

      The Thang Long Water Puppet Troupe Orchestra Music from the Vietnamese Water Puppet theatre:

      BBC Recording

    • Image for The Hanoi Ca Tru Thai Ha Ensemble

      The Hanoi Ca Tru Thai Ha Ensemble Gui Thu

      BBC Recording

  • Ca Tru tradition love song

    Lucy hears the extraordinary vocal techniques of a 9 year old girl singing a love song.

  • Music Played

    • Image for The Hanoi Ca Tru Thai Ha Ensemble

      The Hanoi Ca Tru Thai Ha Ensemble Xam hue Tinh

      BBC Recording

  • The Ca Tru tradition

    Lucy learns more about the Ca Tru tradition from one its most famous singers.

  • Music Played

    • Image for The Hanoi Ca Tru Thai Ha Ensemble

      The Hanoi Ca Tru Thai Ha Ensemble Chi nam nhi

      BBC Recording

  • Reflections on Vietnam

    Lucy and her guide Tran Quang reflect on his feelings on returning to Vietnam.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Huong Thanh/Nguyen Le/Dominque Borker/Duong Tam/Hao Nhien Pham

      Huong Thanh/Nguyen Le/Dominque Borker/Duong Tam/Hao Nhien Pham Lovers on the mountain (Bai Ca Tren Nui)

      BBC Recording

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