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Guimbardes Du Monde (Jew's Harps of the World)

Tran Quang Hai

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Trân Quang Haï is the son of well-known Vietnamese ethnomusicologist and musician Trân Van Khê. Trân Quang Haï is a specialist in many kinds of traditional music and instruments, particularly throat singing (or diphonic singing). On this CD, he presents listeners with jew's harps from all around the world. Mainly found in Europe, Asia, and Oceania, they can be made of metal or bamboo (and sometimes wood or bone). Europeans brought the jew's harp to the Americas. This recording features jew's harps from Bali, Yakutiya, Bashkiriya, Austria, and Norway, and also from different peoples of Vietnam. Trân Quang Haï even does some throat singing. He shows that the jew's harp is not a plaything; what can be done with this simple instrument is quite amazing. ~ Bruno Deschênes, Rovi

Biography

Genre: World

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s

The collected musical activities of this great Vietnamese artist would have kept busy all five generations of musicians preceding him in his family. The husband of popular folksinger Bach Yen, Hai is a composer of pop songs, a virtuoso performer on more than a dozen traditional Vietnamese instruments, a collaborator in edgy electro-acoustic avant-garde projects, an educator who has taught and lectured throughout the world, and the author of dozens of published articles. Did we mention that he's a...
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Guimbardes Du Monde (Jew's Harps of the World), Tran Quang Hai
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  • 9,99 €
  • Genres: World, Music, Asia
  • Released: 13 January 1998

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