|Vietnamese-Australian composer Lê Tuyên and American music teacher Salil Sachdev have released a new album, Dawn of the Mountain Forest, in Australia that features traditional Vietnamese music. Photo from Guihangtar Duo Facebook|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY— Vietnamese-Australian composer Lê Tuyên and his American colleague Salil Sachdev have released a new album in Australia that features traditional Vietnamese music.
The album, Dawn of the Mountain Forest, features Tây Nguyên (Central Highlands) and western music, with Tuyên on guitar and Salil on drums.
Both artists recorded the album at the National Australia University’s Music Faculty.
In an interview with The Voice of Australia, Tuyên said the music reflects the hearts and minds of the two artists, who want to connect with people through their music.
“I love Vietnamese music and hope to bring it to the world,” he said.
In Australia, Lê is involved in composing, while Salil works as a music lecturer at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts.
The two men plan to organise shows in Australia and the US to launch their new album.— VNS