UNCLE HO WITH THE PEOPLES


THE SONG DEVOTED TO OUR UNCLE
The Song Devoted to Our Uncle (Lời ca dâng Bác) was written by Trọng Loan (1923-2011), an artist from Ha Noi.
This song has the rhythmic beat of folksongs from Central Vietnam.
Source: The song devoted to our Uncle. Khánh Hòa Online, 2018.
Video by ATVN, translation by New Vietnam Publishing.


I DREAMT OF UNCLE HO
I Dreamt of Uncle Ho (Em mơ gặp Bác Hồ) was composed by Xuân Giao (1932-2014), a songwriter from the northern province of Hung Yen. It is a popular children’s song that was written after Ho Chi Minh’s passing.
Source: Songwriter Xuân Giao talks about the song “I Dreamt of Uncle Ho.” Sông Hương, 2009.
Video by Hãng Phim Trẻ, translation by New Vietnam Publishing.


IN PRAISE OF PRESIDENT HO
In Praise of President Ho (Ca ngợi Hồ Chủ Tịch) was written in 1949 by Văn Cao (1923-1995), who was also the author of Vietnam’s national anthem, March Forward (Tiến Quân Ca). He composed the song after witnessing the affection that the Vietnamese people had for President Ho Chi Minh. Source: The Untold Story of Van Cao’s Song “In Praise of President Ho”, Vietnam News, 2017.
Video by ZanHanoi, translation by New Vietnam Publishing.


REMEMBER OUR UNCLE ON THE HO CHI MINH TRAIL AT NIGHT
Nguyễn Trung Thu (1940-2009) was a professor and soldier from Hà Nội who wrote, Remembering Our Uncle on the Ho Chi Minh Trail at Night (Đêm Trường Sơn nhớ Bác), in 1972. He was inspired by Ho Chi Minh’s 1947 poem, “The Night Scenery” (Cảnh khuya), which described the beautiful scenery of Viet Bac. In 1974, Trần Chung (1927-2002) of Hai Phong composed the music.
Source: “Remembering Our Uncle on the Ho Chi Minh Trail at Night”. Sự kiện và Nhân chứng, 2019.
Video by Musik Vlog Channel.


IN MOSCOW HEARING THE VÍ DẶM FOLKSONG
Đỗ Quý Doãn, a journalist and politician from Quảng Bình of Central Vietnam, and Trần Hoàn (1928-2003), a singer and songwriter from Quảng Trị of Central Vietnam, composed the song, In Moscow Hearing the ví dặm Folksong (Giữa Mạc Tư Khoa nghe câu hò ví dặm), in 1981 while sitting on Sparrow Hills (then known as Lenin Hills) that overlooked Moscow.[1]
In 2014, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) added ví dặm, the folksongs from Nghệ Tĩnh in Central Vietnam, to the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.[2]
Sources: [1] The author of “In Moscow Hearing the ví dặm Folksong” remembers Russia. Báo Chính Phủ, 2013.
[2] Ví and Giặm folk songs of Nghệ Tĩnh. UNESCO, 2014.
Video by Phú Trần.