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.
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Lucy Duran visits Hanoi
Lucy Duran in the centre of Hanoi with Vietnamese musicians Tran Quang Hai and Bach Yen.
National Conservatory of Music
Lucy visits the National Conservatory of Music where she hears some folk theatre music.
16 string zither and moon lute
Lucy hears a 16 string zither and moon lute playing a mode which expresses sadness.
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.
Water Puppet Theatre
Lucy visits the Vietnamese Water Puppet Theatre.
Ca Tru tradition love song
Lucy hears the extraordinary vocal techniques of a 9 year old girl singing a love song.
The Ca Tru tradition
Lucy learns more about the Ca Tru tradition from one its most famous singers.
Reflections on Vietnam
Lucy and her guide Tran Quang reflect on his feelings on returning to Vietnam.
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