HÀ NỘI — Singer Mai Thương has debuted a new music video dedicated to quan họ (love duets), a popular form of traditional singing in the northern region.
With the title Nợ Duyên Yếm Đào (Predestined Love), the video comprises three songs telling love stories between quan họ singers and the spring festival of the northern province of Bắc Ninh – the cradle of quan họ and Thương’s hometown.
Thương won in the Sao Mai (Morning Star) national singing contest’s folk singing category in 2017. Since then, she has worked to prepare for this music video.
“I am proud of the land where I was born, it’s nurtured my love for singing because I heard the melodies of quan họ since I was young,” said Thương.
“The festive atmosphere, the spring celebration and culture of quan họ singing will be described truthfully in this music video as my desire to promote the fine value of the artform.”
The video also stars actor Bảo Anh, who is well-known for his roles on television, including Người Phán Xử (The Arbitrator). — VNS
Mai Thương and Bảo Anh enjoy the spring celebration in the music video.
Mai Thương performs quan họ singing in the music video. Photos courtesy of the artist