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Veteran composer Xuan Giao dies at age 82

Update: August, 25/2014 - 08:43

Noted composer Xuan Giao.

HA NOI (VNS) — Noted composer Xuan Giao, famous for popular songs made during the American war in Viet Nam, has passed away following a series of strokes and a serious gall bladder disease. He was 82.

Giao was born in the northern province of Hung Yen in 1932 and grew up in the northern coastal city of Hai Phong. He began his career in music as a bass-voiced singer in the Music and Dance Troupe of the General Politics Department.

He has composed a number of children's songs such as Em Mo Gap Bac Ho (I Dream to Meet Uncle Ho) and Chau Yeu Ba (I Love Grandma), as well as songs composed for young volunteers during the war against the US such as Co Gai Mo Duong (Volunteer Building Road Women) and Chao Song Ma Anh Hung (Hello Brave Residents by Ma River).

The wake is to take place tomorrow at the National Funeral House at 5 Tran Thanh Tong Street. — VNS

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