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TV show to feature classic songs, showcase composers

Update: May, 28/2016 - 09:00
People’s Artist: Trần Hiếu (second from right) performs with young singers at a Giai Điệu Tự Hào 2015 show. — Photo vtv.vn
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — A new music series of Giai Điệu Tự Hào (Proud Melodies), produced by Việt Nam Television, will be broadcast starting today with  highlights being performances of Vietnamese classic songs.

The first show of the 2016 series will feature the life and career of composers Văn Cao (1923-95) and Phạm Duy (1921-2013), who were close friends. Seven of their songs will be performed by singers Hà Anh Tuấn, Mỹ Linh and Hà Quang Thắng.

The music series presents classic songs, remixed with sound and lighting effects. Producers also recreate the historical context when the songs were composed. This helps audiences have a feeling of living during the era of the songs.

Ten artists, journalists and people working in various fields are invited to attend the council of commentators. After each song, they share their opinions about the performance and personal memories related.

The first season of Giai Điệu Tự Hào won Best Show of the Year during the 10th Dedication Awards last year. — VNS

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