Trịnh Công Sơn is considered one of the greatest songwriters of Vietnamese contemporary music. — Photo nguoinoitieng.vn
Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — A concert, titled Tôi Đi Tìm Tôi (I Seek Myself), to commemorate the 16th death anniversary of Vietnamese legendary musician Trịnh Công Sơn will be held at Soul Convention Complex on April 14-15.
The money collected from the sale of its tickets will be used to fund the Trịnh Công Sơn Scholarship, which provides opportunities for young and talented Vietnamese students from disadvantaged families to develop and pursue their passion in music and arts.
The event is jointly organised by Soul Live Project and Hoa Sen University. It will include performances by popular Vietnamese artists, such as singer Trịnh Vĩnh Trinh (younger sister of the late musician), singer Hồng Nhung, saxophonist Trần Mạnh Tuấn and his daughter An Trần, Trọng Nhân -- winner of Vietnam’s Got Talent 2016, as well as students from Hoa Sen University and Soul Music & Performing Arts Academy.
According to the organisation board, Tôi Đi Tìm Tôi will showcase a unique combination of traditional and modern factors, music, poetry and stories of daily life narrated by the musician’s younger sister Trịnh Vĩnh Trinh.
The concert is being portrayed as a journey for each audience member to seek his/her self through Đời (Life), Lời Ru (Lullabies) and Em (You).
Trịnh Công Sơn was born in Thừa Thiên Huế Province on February 28, 1939. He is considered one of the greatest songwriters of Vietnamese contemporary music. It is estimated that Sơn has written over 600 songs, 236 of which have been widely popular among Vietnamese audiences.
The musician passed away on April 1, 2001. Commemorative events to mark his death anniversary are held annually by lovers of his music. — VNS