|Tràng An Landscape Complex, one of the sites featured in the music video: Việt Nam, My Homeland. — Photo VNS|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — A music video made with the participation of hundreds of singers, public figures, athletes and volunteers was released last week during the celebration of Việt Nam’s National Day on September 2 (1945-2016).
The 9-minute-long video included Vietnamese celebrities sang Việt Nam, My Home Land, a song written by veteran composer Đỗ Nhuận, which expresses love and admiration for the people and his homeland.
Ideas for the video, conceived and executed by singer Minh Quân, included footage of the country’s most charming landscapes with bird’s-eye views of Hạ Long Bay, Tràng An Landscape Complex and Huế Imperial Citadel.
Quân urged friends and fans to widely share the footage to introduce Việt Nam’s landscape and people to the international community. He pleaded with younger generations to "uphold patriotic spirit just as our forefathers did in the past."
The singer said he hopes that the video will contribute to the country’s efforts to safeguard its island sovereignty in the East Sea (internationally known as the South China Sea).
He also announced on his Facebook page that he was contacted by the Foreign Ministry for permission to use the music video on websites of all Vietnamese embassies around the world as an introduction to the country and the people of Việt Nam. — VNS