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Tết traditions on show in video by semi-classic singer

Update: January, 21/2019 - 09:00
Star attraction: Singer Đức Tuấn stars in his music video Ly Rượu Mừng (A Toss) which will be released on his official Youtube channel on Tuesday, January 22. — Photo courtesy of DT Media team
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — Pop and semi-classical singer Đức Tuấn will release his latest music video on his official Youtube channel on January 22.

The video, entitled Ly Rượu Mừng (A Toss), offers scenes of a bustling Tết market, lion dancing and the traditional family feast.

Two decades since they were banned, firecrackers are also featured in the video.

Talking with Việt Nam News, the HCM City-based singer said his team had to complete strict paperwork to gain permission to use firecrackers in the video.

“It was worthwhile to create a video which will make everyone happy,” the singer said.  

To film the video, the 20,000-square metre Áo Dài Museum owned by famous designer Sỹ Hoàng with several traditional tiled roof houses, a large green garden and ponds were turned into a village market.  

In some scenes, Tuấn’s father and actress Như Quỳnh star as the singer’s parents, who are longing for their beloved son to come back for a reunion.

The costumes worn by the cast of more than 200 dancers, actors and models were designed by Sỹ Hoàng and Trịnh Hoàng Diệu, who is the younger sister of famous composer Trịnh Công Sơn.

Unlike the original version of the song, which was writen in Valse melodies, the version performed by Tuấn is a combination of pop and semi-classic.

According to the singer, he spent VNĐ2 billion (US$86,000) to create “this gift for everyone”.  

Writen in 1952, the Valse-tuned song Ly Rượu Mừng by Phạm Đình Chương is often played during Tết thanks to its joyful melodies and meaningful lyrics.

The music video will be available on Đức Tuấn’s Youtube channel from 8pm on Tuesday. On January 18, the CD single was launched on music streaming platforms including iTunes, Apple Music and Spotify. VNS  

 

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