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New MV commemorates late songwriter Trịnh Công Sơn

Pop star Cẩm Vân of HCM City has released her latest music video called Hành Hương Trên Đồi Cao (Travelling on Mountains) on YouTube.

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PAYING TRIBUTE – Pop star Cẩm Vân’s new MV called Hành Hương Trên Đồi Cao (Travelling on Mountains) features music by the late songwriter Trịnh Công Sơn, a talented artist in Vietnamese contemporary music. Photo courtesy of the producer.

HCM CITY — Pop star Cẩm Vân of HCM City has released her latest music video called Hành Hương Trên Đồi Cao (Travelling on Mountains) on YouTube.

The MV features the song of the same name by the late songwriter Trịnh Công Sơn, a talented artist in Vietnamese contemporary music.

It commemorates the 23rd death anniversary of Sơn, who is called the “Bob Dylan of Việt Nam” by his fans at home and abroad.

Vân’s MV, Hành Hương Trên Đồi Cao, is a production by musician Bảo Phúc and producer Cece Trương, in co-operation with saxophonist Trần Mạnh Tuấn.

The work includes beautiful scenes capturing the northern mountainous province of Cao Bằng.

“I released three albums of music by Trịnh Công Sơn. I hope my new MV, Hành Hương Trên Đồi Cao, will meet the tastes of Sơn’s fans,” said 64-year-old Vân.

Hành Hương Trên Đồi Cao has attracted nearly 4,000 views after just one day of its release on March 31.

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BEAUTIFUL VIDEO – Vân’s MV, Hành Hương Trên Đồi Cao (Travelling on Mountains), includes beautiful scenes capturing the northern mountainous province of Cao Bằng. Photo courtesy of the producer.

Vân began her professional career in 1980. She released 12 albums featuring talented composers such as Bảo Phúc, Bảo Chấn and Trần Mạnh Tuấn.

She has won several top prizes for best female singer and best album at national music contests and festivals.

She performs Sơn’s hits, such as Biển Nhớ (Memory of the Sea), Huế-Sài Gòn-Hà Nội and Nối Vòng Tay Lớn (Circle of Unity).

Born in Huế in 1939, Sơn became popular in 1957.

His lasting legacy includes albums of romantic love songs, such as Diễm Xưa (Diễm, My Cherished Memory) and Ru Tình (Lullaby To Love), released in the 1960s and 70s.

Diễm Xưa is well-known in Japan, where it was introduced through singer Khánh Ly in Osaka in 1970. Later, the song was written in Japanese, Utsukushii Mukashi, and was listed among Japan’s top 10 favourite love songs.

Sơn went on to become southern Việt Nam’s most famous songwriter of anti-war music collections including Ca Khúc Da Vàng (Yellow Skin Song), Kinh Việt Nam (Vietnamese Prayer) and Ta Phải Thấy Mặt Trời (We Must See The Sunlight).

He died in HCM City in 2001 after a prolonged illness.

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