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Going it alone: Việt kiều singer Quang Lê to perform solo in HCM City

Update: May, 24/2019 - 07:55


Vietnamese-American male singer Quang Lê will stage a solo performance in HCM City in Friday at a special show for students and migrant labourers. — Photo courtesy of the organiser

HCM CITY — Vietnamese-American singer Quang Lê will stage a solo performance at the outdoor Trống Đồng Music Stage in HCM City this weekend.

Lê will appear with veteran singer Ngọc Sơn and young pop star Phương Mỹ Chi, and young singers Quang Nhật, Thúy Huyền and Lý Thu Thảo of HCM City.  

Around 800 people are expected to attend the Hạ Sài Gòn (Summer in Sài Gòn) show, which will charge only VNĐ180,000 (US$7.7) per ticket.

“This time my show will serve students and migrants who love music but have less money to enjoy it performed live,” said Lê, adding that his concert will be full of sound and light effects.  

Lê’s previous solo performances were offered at VNĐ1 million ($43) each ticket.

Lê will sing 30 pop and folk songs that shot him to fame by famous composers such as Phạm Thế Mỹ, Hoàng Thi Thơ, Bắc Sơn and Lam Phương.   

Featured songs will include Tà Áo Cưới (Wedding Dress), Còn Thương Rau Đắng Mọc Sau Hè (Love for Bitter Vegetables behind the House) and Thương Về Miền Trung (Love for the Central Region).

Lê will also perform vọng cổ (nostalgia) songs, a genre of traditional music used in cải lương (reformed opera), together with guest singers Sơn and Hồng Loan.

Born in Sài Gòn in 1979, Lê and his family moved from Việt Nam to live in the state of Missouri in the US in 1990, but his “love for singing in the homeland remains. In 2010, I decided to return HCM City to develop my music,” he said in an interview with local media.

He began his professional career by singing Vietnamese folk songs for Thúy Nga Paris By Night, a music show produced by Thúy Nga Productions in Paris

He later performed pop music and quickly became a star.

He has performed in many concerts and music festivals in France, Canada and the US, and worked with Vietnamese-American pop stars Như Quỳnh and Mai Thiên Vân.

In 2017, he began to challenge himself as a music producer. He has worked with Vietnamese music producers and entertainment agencies and performed on many albums and videos. 

His show Hạ Sài Gòn will begin at 8pm on May 24 at Trống Đồng Music Stage, 12B Cách Mạng Tháng Tám Street, District 1. Tickets are available at the box office. — VNS


















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