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Viet-Nam Improvisations Nouvelle Musique Traditonnelle
Tran Van Khe, Tran Quan Hai
Viet-Nam Improvisations Nouvelle Musique Traditonnelle
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
 
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All Artists: Tran Van Khe, Tran Quan Hai
Title: Viet-Nam Improvisations Nouvelle Musique Traditonnelle
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Ocora France
Original Release Date: 1/12/1999
Release Date: 1/12/1999
Album Type: Import
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop
Styles: Traditional Folk, Far East & Asia
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 794881449026

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Pharoah S. Wail | Inner Space | 01/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As far as my own personal music collection is concerned, this may have been THE reissue of 1999, although the original release date was before I was even born if I am not mistaken. With this album Tran Van Khe created an at times freely improvised music within the context of traditional Vietnamese styles. I just have to say that the "dan kim" (moon-shaped lute) has one of the greatest tones I have heard from an acoustic stringed-instrument. To break it down, this instrument is an ancient Vietnamese cousin (predecessor) to the acoustic guitar, but with a very different tone.I won't even try to pick one or two favorites off of this album because each one is a stand-out performance, although everything seems to lead up to the magical last track, a track which is by itself worth the cost of the cd. If you have even half an interest in traditionally-styled Asian music you will find much to savor on this cd. If you know nothing about Asian music of any country then it'd be tough to find a better place to start than this."