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Musicians write songs about their country

Update: August, 13/2016 - 09:00
Singer Đại Nhân music video Ngay Lúc Này (Right Now) introduces Việt Nam’s beautiful landscapes. File photo courtesy of QUAD Entertainment
Viet Nam News

Viet Nam musician Võ Thiện Thanh has written a song about his love for the country’s sea.

People loved it. So much so that thousands listened to it on social media websites only a few days after it was released.

Other musicians have also been writing songs about how much they love their country.

Phạm Hồng Phước has written songs telling young people it is a good idea to get out and explore Viet Nam rather than to spend all their time on social media networks.

Viet Nam News

HCM CITY –   Vietnamese musicians in recent weeks have released new songs praising the beauty of Việt Nam to show their love of the country.

Composer and singer Phạm Hồng Phước spent three months writing the song Việt Nam, Đi, Hôn và Yêu (Việt Nam, Go, Kiss and Love). The 25-year-old musician said it was inspired by his trips in the country.

The pop song has a fun melody and its lyrics are about the beauty of Việt Nam’s nature and landscapes.

“As a singer, I’ve had chances to travel to many places in Việt Nam. I’m so proud of our country and people,” said Phước, who became well-known after placing in the top three of Việt Nam Idol in 2012, a Vietnamese version of the US American Idol show.

“The song is great. Its melody is lovely. After listening to the song, I just want to go out and see our country,” said Trương Đình Vũ, a student at HCM City’s Open University.

Phước has also released a music video for the song on YouTube. It was filmed on HCM City’s Nguyễn Huệ Pedestrian Street in District 1, where he and 50 young people sang and dance Việt Nam, Đi, and Hôn và Yêu together.

“It’s time to log out of Facebook. Let’s pack your bags and go,” said Phước, who has written songs to encourage young people to discover the world instead of spending time on social networks.

Like Phước, singer Đại Nhân wanted to produce a music video to introduce Việt Nam’s landscapes to people, especially youth.

Nhân co-wrote with composer Thăng Long the pop song Ngay Lúc Này (Right Now) about a young’s couple’s trip around Việt Nam.

“I think a love story on the video makes it closer to young audiences,” said Nhân, winner of a singing contest for teenagers in the South in 2008.

The 29-year-old singer has released two extended plays and several singles, which have been at the top of local music boards.

The song, produced by QUAD Entertainment, features the voices of Nhân and Trương Thảo Nhi, 22, who is known for taking part in The Voice of Việt Nam in 2013.

The video was filmed near the sea at Hồ Tràm and Hồ Cốc in Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu Province, and Ninh Thuận Province.

Nhân said that many people had left messages about touring the country after watching his video.

Đức Tuấn, one of the best tenors in the country, has also released his new single Muốn Nghe Tiếng Sóng (Listen to the Waves), a production by composer and producer Võ Thiện Thanh.

Thanh, who is popular for producing chill-out music products for many young singers like Hà Anh Tuấn and Phạm Thu Hà, wrote about his love of Việt Nam’s sea in the song. Its beat is a mixture of classical music with electronic dance music.

The song attracted more than 65,000 listeners on social media websites after only three days.

“Thanh and I want not only to introduce a beautiful song but also to raise people’s awareness on sea protection,” said Tuấn, 36, who rose to fame after winning first prize at the HCM City Television song contest in 2000. – VNS


 

GLOSSARY

Composer and singer Phạm Hồng Phước spent three months writing the song Việt Nam, Đi, Hôn và Yêu (Việt Nam, Go, Kiss and Love).

A composer is a person who writes music.

The 25-year-old musician said it was inspired by his trips in the country.

To be inspired means to be influenced to want to go out and do something positive.

The pop song has a fun melody and its lyrics are about the beauty of Việt Nam’s nature and landscapes.

A melody is a tune.

Lyrics are the words of a song.

 “I think a love story on the video makes it closer to young audiences,” said Nhân, winner of a singing contest for teenagers in the South in 2008.

Audiences are people who listen to or watch a performance.

Đức Tuấn, one of the best tenors in the country, has also released his new single Muốn Nghe Tiếng Sóng (Listen to the Waves), a production by composer and producer Võ Thiện Thanh.

A tenor is a male singer with a particular type of voice.

Its beat is a mixture of classical music with electronic dance music.

The beat of a piece of music is its main rhythm.

Classical music is music that remains popular and never goes out of date.

WORKSHEET

Find words that mean the following in the Word Search:

  1. A form of social media.
  2. The name of a musical show that happens in many countries.
  3. Trương Đình Vũ’s occupation.
  4. A type of story Đại Nhân included in his music, especially for younger audiences.
  5. A word that means the words in a song.

 

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