War heroes: Phạm Phương Thảo performs in MV Mười Đóa Sen Thơm, featuring Vietnamese folk music, on heroic woman volunteers sacrificed at Đồng Lộc T-junction during the American war. — Photo thethaovanhoa.vn
Viet Nam News
HCM CITY – Singer and songwriter Phạm Phương Thảo recently released a music video (MV) on heroic girls at Đồng Lộc T-junction that blends pop and Vietnamese folk music.
Mười Đóa Sen Thơm (Ten Fragrant Lotuses) is written and composed by Thảo, who has spent 13 years working for the Việt Nam Music and Dance Theatre.
The song is in praise of ten young women volunteers who sacrificed their lives at Đồng Lộc T-junction in Hà Tĩnh Province in July 24, 1968 during the anti-American war.
“Mười Đóa Sen Thơm is passionate and improvisational. I created the song for only an hour after my visit to Đồng Lộc this year,” said 34-year-old Thảo.
Many fans, including some overseas Vietnamese, shed tears on hearing the song since it was released online three weeks ago.
The Hà Nội-based artist recorded and filmed the MV in co-operation with film director Dương Lan Hương and cameraman Trịnh Minh Tuấn, both of whom are experienced in film and music producing.
They travelled to Đồng Lộc historical relic for filming.
In the MV, Thảo shows off her strong, clear and sweet voice.
She decided to compose her song in folk style although the music is not popular among young people.
“I wanted to introduce Vietnamese folk to more and more people,” said Thảo, the second runner-up at Việt Nam Television Singing Contest in 2003. — VNS