|Music researcher Tran Van Khe. — Photo vnexpress
HA NOI (VNS) — Music researcher Tran Van Khe's son Tran Quang Hai announced the establishment of a fund in Khe's name to support and encourage young folk musicians throughout the country.
Khe, 94, who lost consciousness June 9 at a HCM City hospital, had earlier expressed his desire to turn his house on Huynh Dinh Hai Street, HCM City, into a museum to commemorate himself.
He also asked his family to conduct his funeral in a simple way and use his money for developing young folk musicians.
The musicians will be selected by members of the Tran Van Khe Fund.
Khe, who was born into a large family of musicians who played folk music in the southern province of Vinh Long. He is a Vietnamese musicologist, academic, writer, teacher and performer of traditional music.
He was director of research at The French National Centre for Scientific Research and professor at the Sorbonne. In 2008 he was named an Honorary Member of the International Music Council of UNESCO, where he is coordinator of the project "The Universe of Music, A History." — VNS