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Late musician-author Son’s art appears on YouTube

Songs and music pieces by late musician and author Bac Son, one of the region’s leading artists in music, theatre and movies in the 1980s and 90s, can be seen on a YouTube channel.

Songs and music pieces by late musician-author Bac Son, one of the region’s leading artists in music, theatre and movies in the 1980s and 90s, can be seen on a YouTube channel. Photo courtesy of the producer

The channel, Tình Ca Bắc Sơn - Tập Đoàn An Nông (Bac Son’s love songs - An Nong Group), includes many works portraying southern people and their culture by artist Bac Son.

Many documents and articles on the artist’s life and career are also featured. 

On the channel, music lovers can search Bac Son’s works arranged by topics by using key words. 

“Through YouTube, we hope fans, singers, composers and music producers can work together to introduce Vietnamese music and musician-author Bac Son in particular,” said theatre actress-singer Bich Thuy, one of the channel’s producers.  

Theatre actress-singer Bich Thuy performs songs featuring southern people and their culture written by his father, late musician-author Bac Son. His art is featured on YouTube via the channel, Tình Ca Bắc Sơn-Tập Đoàn An Nông (Bac Son’s love songs-An Nong Group). Photo courtesy of the producer

Bich Thuy, also Bac Son's daughter, and her staff have invited dozens of singers and theatre actors to join their filming. 

She and her family have encouraged Bac Son’s fans at home and abroad to send information and materials to promote the late composer’s music on YouTube.

Musician-author Bac Son (whose real name Truong Van Khue) was born in 1931 in Dong Nai Province. 

He began his writing career in 1952 when he was a teacher. In 1977, he became familiar with folk tunes that feature his love for the south.  

He later lived in HCM City and worked as a musician, theatre actor and scriptwriter. 

Bac Son wrote more than 500 songs, most of them in praise of southern people and their culture. His songs have been performed by pop stars such as Cam Van and Cam Ly. 

He wrote 180 scripts for TV, theatre and movies and also performed in 60 films and TV series.

He died in 2005. 

“Bac Son’s art features the beauty of southern culture,” said singer-theatre actress Thanh Hang, who has 30 years of experience in the industry.  

The Long An Province Radio & Television has worked with its partner, the An Nong Group, to produce 100 two-act plays about Vietnamese culture and lifestyle written by Bac Son.  

Dozens of theatre performers in drama, cai luong (reformed opera) and tuong (classical drama) will be featured. 

The first two plays, Đêm Dài Như Biển (Long Night as the Sea) and Con Dế Mèn (A Cricket), starring veteran drama actresses such as Bich Thuy, were filmed and will air in May. These works highlight the lifestyle and characters of farmers living in Mekong Delta provinces. 

The next plays will attract cai luong stars such as People’s Artist Bach Tuyet and People’s Artist Ngoc Giau. Young talents will also be included.  VNS 

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