New album remembers singer Y Moan

An album about Tay Nguyen culture has been released to honour the late People’s Artist Y Moan, a rock star from Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) who popularised his region’s music among young people.

New album remembers singer Y Moan
Cover of Đôi Chân Trần (Barefeet), an album about Tay Nguyen culture by singer Y Garia, a young talent of the E De ethnic minority group. The album was released this week to honour the late People’s Artist Y Moan, a rock star from Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) who popularised his region’s music among young people. — Photo courtesy of the producer

The work, Đôi Chân Trần (Barefeet), features singer Y Garia, son of Y Moan, a young talent from the E De ethnic minority group.

It includes 10 songs in pop and rock in praise of Tay Nguyen and its culture and lifestyle, such as Ly Cà Phê Ban Mê (A Glass of Ban Mê Coffee), Đến Với Tây Nguyên (Visiting Tây Nguyên), Tiếng Đàn Goong Lu (Sounds of Goong Lu Instrument), Cao Nguyên Vào Mùa (Harvets in Tây Nguyên) and Lời Ru Của Nữ Thần Mặt Trời (Lullabies of the Goddess of Sun).

The songs helped shoot Y Moan to fame.

In the album, Y Garia sings with the support of a group of E De artisans playing cồng chiêng (gongs), the traditional instruments of Tay Nguyen people.

“Through my first album, Đôi Chân Trần, I hope to show my love and respect for my father, Y Moan, and his career," said Y Garia, before launching his album in HCM City last week.

According to Nguyen Cuong, who has spent more than 20 years writing songs about Tay Nguyen, Y Moan is the pioneer who brought Tay Nguyen music to the people. “He died in 2010, and no one will be able to perform like Y Moan for the next 100 years,” he said.

 

Y Moan was born to a poor family in Dak Lak Province's Buon Ma Thuot City. He liked to sing Ai Ray songs, a kind of folk song of E De ethnic minority people during his childhood.

He began his career at age 19 at the Dak Lak Art Group led by musicians Amanô and KaPáPúi. In 1979, he studied music at the Hanoi Music Conservatory and started singing professionally.

During the 1970s and 1980s, Y Moan went to villages around Tay Nguyen to use his singing to call many villagers away from the Fulro rebel group and return to the Government’s side.

He spent his life introducing Tay Nguyen music. He died from an illness in 2010.

In 2015, a concert called Y Moan-Huyền Thoại Cao Nguyên (Y Moan-Legend of Central Highlands) attracted more than 2,000 people at the HCM City’s Hoa Binh Theatre.

VNS

 
 

Other News

.
Vietnamese celebs quarantined after returning from European fashion shows
Vietnamese celebs quarantined after returning from European fashion shows
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  11/03/2020 

Some Vietnamese celebrities who attended fashion events in Milan and Paris have been quarantined following two Vietnamese attendees have tested positive for Covid-19 virus.

Exhibition on traditional lacquer art opens in Hanoi
Exhibition on traditional lacquer art opens in Hanoi
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  11/03/2020 

As many as 100 artists are presenting their paintings at an exhibition dedicated to traditional lacquer art in Hanoi.

Vietnamese boxer secures Tokyo Olympics berth
Vietnamese boxer secures Tokyo Olympics berth
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  11/03/2020 

Boxer Nguyen Van Duong has become the fifth Vietnamese athlete qualified for competing in the coming Tokyo Olympics this summer.

Vietnam Football Federation adjusts schedule of football tournaments
Vietnam Football Federation adjusts schedule of football tournaments
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  11/03/2020 

The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) said on March 10 that it has decided to make adjustments to the schedule of professional and non-professional football tournaments in 2020 due to the complicated developments of the COVID-19 epidemic.

Vietnam set consolation target against Australia
Vietnam set consolation target against Australia
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  11/03/2020 

Coach Mai Duc Chung has set four targets for his Vietnamese players in today’s return leg against Australia in the Tokyo Olympics qualifier play-off in Quang Ninh Province.

HCM City FC bags more win at AFC Cup
HCM City FC bags more win at AFC Cup
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  11/03/2020 

Substitute Nguyen Xuan Nam scored a brace to maintain HCM City FC's top spot in Group F of the Asian Football Confederation Cup in Vientiane, Laos, on March 10.

Friendly match between Vietnam and Kyrgyzstan postponed
Friendly match between Vietnam and Kyrgyzstan postponed
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  10/03/2020 

The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) has announced the cancellation of a friendly match between the national teams of Vietnam and Kyrgyzstan in Binh Duong Province on March 26.

Tay Thien Mother Goddess worship recognised as national intangible heritage
Tay Thien Mother Goddess worship recognised as national intangible heritage
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  10/03/2020 

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has recognised the Tay Thien Mother Goddess worship in the northern province of Vinh Phuc as a national intangible heritage.

HCM City FC expect three points in AFC Cup match
HCM City FC expect three points in AFC Cup match
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  10/03/2020 

HCM City FC will play away in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup on Tuesday in a Group F match originally slated to be held at City's home, continuing their long road trip.

Pixar's Onward 'banned by four Middle East countries' over gay reference
Pixar's Onward 'banned by four Middle East countries' over gay reference
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  10/03/2020 

Several Middle East countries ban the film because of a reference to lesbian parents, reports say.

Vietnamese boxer seeks Olympic ticket in Jordan
Vietnamese boxer seeks Olympic ticket in Jordan
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  10/03/2020 

Nguyen Van Duong advanced to the quarter-finals of the ongoing Asia/Oceania Olympic boxing qualifying tournament on Sunday in Amman, Jordan.

Vietnam's top billiard player to vie for huge prize at 3-cushion McCreery tournament
Vietnam's top billiard player to vie for huge prize at 3-cushion McCreery tournament
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  10/03/2020 

Tran Quyet Chien has been invited to play at the McCreery Champion of Champions, a 3-cushion billiard tournament in Las Vegas, the US, in October.

Tien Phong Marathon moves to May due to COVID-19
Tien Phong Marathon moves to May due to COVID-19
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  10/03/2020 

The Tien Phong Marathon will be postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Vietnam-Malaysia World Cup qualifier match postponed
Vietnam-Malaysia World Cup qualifier match postponed
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  10/03/2020 

The Asian Football Confederation has announced that all World Cup 2022 qualifiers during March and June are to be delayed due to fears about the COVID-19 outbreak, with all matches now set to take place during October and November.

Vietnamese photographers up for prestigious award
Vietnamese photographers up for prestigious award
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  10/03/2020 

People can vote for Vietnamese photographers Nguyen Tan Tuan and Nguyen Thien for the 17th annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest's Readers' Choice Winner.

Women spread love for cooking via social networks
Women spread love for cooking via social networks
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  11/03/2020 

Hanoi-based teacher Pham Ha loves cooking, garnishing her dishes and posting photos on social media. For her, a smartphone is the ideal device to share her passion and make friends with others who share the same interest.

Painting exhibition celebrates Vietnam-Romania ties
Painting exhibition celebrates Vietnam-Romania ties
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  09/03/2020 

A painting exhibition will be held in Hanoi on March 10 to celebrate 70 years of diplomatic relations between Romania and Vietnam.

Cine-concert program combines animations with live music
Cine-concert program combines animations with live music
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  10/03/2020 

A program that screens Vietnamese animation films with their soundtracks played live will be held at the French cultural center L’Espace in Hanoi next month.

HCM City launches program to promote tai tu music
HCM City launches program to promote tai tu music
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  09/03/2020 

A monthly show on tài tử music has been launched by the HCM City Youth Cultural House on Sunday afternoon.

HCM City theatres prepare for new projects
HCM City theatres prepare for new projects
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  10/03/2020 

HCM City’s theatres and theatrical producers are preparing for new projects in an aim to attract audiences back to the theatre when the COVID-19 epidemic ends.

 
 
 
Leave your comment on an article

OR QUICK LOGIN