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YouTube video aims to preserve cai luong

Update: May, 24/2014 - 10:28

HCM CITY (VNS)  — POPS Worldwide, a mobile technology and service company based in HCM City, and a music partner of the YouTube network in Viet Nam, is bringing cai luong (reformed opera) to the world via its YouTube channel.

"We are trying to bring Vietnamese entertainment to the world. The Nhung bai ca co vang danh (Famous Ancient Songs) programme not only introduces these songs to the public, but also aims to raise awareness about the need to preserve and creatively develop the art form," said Nguyen Huu Vinh Hanh, managing director of POPS Worldwide.

The programme is targeted at both overseas Vietnamese and international viewers.

The musical performances were filmed this year at Thu Do Theatre in District 5 and Ao Dai Museum in District 9 in HCM City.

In early May, the company launched the first video of its programme, called Tim va Giu (Find and Keep), which includes five old songs, Tan Co Giao Duyen (Charming Exchanges between the Modern and Ancient) and extracts of classic cai luong.

Appearing on the video are veteran artists, as well as contemporary singers and Meritorious Artists, including Minh Vuong, Le Thuy, Ngoc Giau, Kim Tu Long, Ngoc Huong Ut Bach Lan, Dieu Hien, Phuong Quang and Bach Tuyet.

The programme's second video, Xuan Que Huong (Spring in the Fatherland), is expected to be launched next year during the Lunar New Year holiday. — VNS

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