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Tran Quang Hai in Hanoi

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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Sat 27 Dec 2003 15:00

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  • Lucy Duran visits Hanoi

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

    Duration: 05:01

  • Music Played

    • 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.

    Duration: 08:49

  • Music Played

    • Ngo cha My

      In Love for Ever

      • BBC Recording.
    • 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.

    Duration: 16:31

  • Music Played

    • 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.

    Duration: 02:56

  • Traditional folk songs in Vietnam

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

    Duration: 04:20

  • Music Played

    • Quang Vinh/Thuy Huong

      Con Duyen

      • BBC Recording.
    • Thanh Lam

      Cam Tay mua he

      • BBC Recording.
  • Water Puppet Theatre

    Lucy visits the Vietnamese Water Puppet Theatre.

    Duration: 06:40

  • Music Played

    • The Thang Long Water Puppet Troupe Orchestra

      Music from the Vietnamese Water Puppet theatre:

      • BBC Recording.
    • 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.

    Duration: 10:47

  • Music Played

    • 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.

    Duration: 10:42

  • Music Played

    • 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.

    Duration: 02:17

  • Music Played

    • 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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