Vietnamese music is one of the most interesting and varied of the Southeast Asian (Indochinese) region. There are examples of remarkable percussion and odd timings, eerie ritual chants like throat-singing, and stringed instruments resembling the samisen or koto.
Buying: LPs of Vietnamese music are extremely scarce, at least in the U.S., no doubt because of war throughout the period in which more recordings would have been made. France may be the best source.
|6||[rec. Stephen Addiss:] Music from North & South Vietnam--Sung Poetry of the North, Theatre Music of the South; Folkways FE-4219; 1971|
|9||Tran Quang Hai & Hoang Mong Thuy: Music of Vietnam; ALBATROS--Italy (Lyrichord LLST-7337; great mouth harp & spoons)|
|7||Tran Quang Hai & Bach Yen: Vietnamese Dan Tranh Music; Lyrichord LLST-7375|
|7||[Frank Klos, editor] Vietnam: Dilemma for Christians; Impact CSM-640 (spoken w/music; Lutheran Church Press LCA School of Religion Series; excerpts Folkways FE-4352)|
|8||The Vietnamese National Song & Dance Ensemble: Songs & Dances of Vietnam; Monitor MFS-731|
|8||Unesco Collection Musical Sources: South Vietnam Entertainment Music; Philips 6586-028; 1975 (Art Music of the Far East, vol. VIII-2)|
|8||Unesco Collection--A Musical Anthology of the Orient: Viet-Nam 1; UNESCO Collection Musical Sources; Baren Reiter BM-30-L-2022|
|8||Various: Musiques du Viet-Nam; Disques BAM LD-434 (France)|
|8||Various: Music of Vietnam; Folkways FE-4352; 1965 (Tribal music of the Highland People, Traditional Music & Folksongs selected by Pham Duy with the collaboration of Stephen Addiss & Bill Crofut)|
|Various: Songs & Dances of Vietnam; Monitor 731|
Partly Vietnamese LPs
|7||Various: National Music--Far East Vol. 1; Chappell Index Series CIS-5032; 1960-69 ("Viet Theme"; production/SE Asia; compilation; Robert Farnon, John Leach, Nino Nardini, Roger Roger..)|
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