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Concert of Vietnamese music by Ngô Hồng Quang and Nguyên Lê

27.05.2018 g.19:00


Born in Paris, Nguyên Lê is a recognized and sought-after musician on the international jazz scene, who has however never ceased to construct his identity as a musician between East and West. His first album Tales form Viet-Nam (1966) combined jazz with traditional Vietnamese music. Since 2011, he has been developing his contacts and involved in a number of collaborations with musicians in Vietnam.

Ngô Hồng Quang is a multi-instrumentalist. Younger than Nguyên by 24 years, he was born near Hanoi. His Vietnam is a far cry from the war that haunted the older generation. He uses special instruments developed by ethnic minorities, such as e.g. the dan tre and the dan moi (both similar to violin), or the dan tinh (lute). His curiosity and openness compelled him, after years of work at the Hanoi Conservatory, to move to Rotterdam, whereupon he began to teach composition at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague and continued his own studies of the music of Vietnam’s ethnic minorities.




Watch "Like Mountain Birds", "Heaven's Gourd", video clips shoot in the Ha Giang region: