Saigon Soul Revival - Hoa Am Xura (CD Version)
Catalogue No.: SSS03-2
Release Date: 04 Nov 2022
Ho Chi Minh City based band, Saigon Soul Revival has been bringing alternative pre 1975 music from Saigon back to the stage since 2016 with their live performances. Honouring the original composers, singers and the golden era from which this music (Nh?c Vàng) came while applying new arrangements and interpretations of old Vietnamese songs. With tight grooves, psychedelic textures and a powerful unique sound, SSR has performed countless shows at a variety of venues across Vietnam. In 2017 they also took part in the nationally known "Ban Nh?c Vi?t" (known in the west as "The Band") TV format and and accompanied live the two release tours to the Saigon Supersound Compilation releases.
With support from *British Council's FAMLAB Fund initiative they started to create own compositions in the same vein for their debut album "H?a Âm X?a" that was produce by Jan Hagenkötter and released in 2019 on the Saigon Supersound Imprint. The album was recorded in Vietnam with additional guests like the famous (pre 1975) Vietnamese singer Mai L? Huy?n and the current popular Saigonese rapper "Blacka" (2022 finalist of Vietnam's most successful
TV show "Rap Vi?t") in order to combine the old sound with the new sound of Saigon. Some compositions include traditional Vietnamese instruments like the ?àn Nguy?t or the ?àn tranh & ?àn b?u which is played by famous traditionally-trained musician Th? H?i Ph??ng on the album. This fusion distinguishes it from the original recordings of the 60s and 70s and has resulted in a unique and contemporary sound. Their debut album "Hoa Am Xua" gained international success. Among many other media features It was nominated for the SONGLINES MUSIC AWARDS 2021 in the UK ! and received massive radio airplay and rotations on Radio FIP in France.
All members of the band are of Vietnamese background or have a strong connection to its culture and heritage through loved ones and their time spent in the country. Their music focuses on compositions that fuse Vietnamese lyrics and sounds with influences of western rock, soul, bolero, tango and other popular genres of this time period, most of which was banned after the war. This project strives to revive this beautiful musical heritage of Vietnam which represents an important cultural bridge between east and west.
A1 Ði Xa Ðei Nhau
A2 Hào Hoa feate Blacka
A3 Nhân Gian Tenh
A4 Ve Meng ân Tenh Nguyen feate The Hei Phýeng
A5 Tenh Nhec Se
A6 Seu Ðông
B1 Giây Phút Cuei Tuen feate Mai Le Huyen
B2 Nào Ta Cùng Hát
B3 Bài Ca Ngông
B4 Chuen Chuen Xanh (Hea teu) feate Nguyen The Hei Phýeng
B5 Chen Tenh Xýa
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