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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.


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.




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