‘Tran Van Khe Library’ opens in HCMC

Tran Van Khe, the grand old master of traditional Vietnamese music, has opened a private library at his home on 32 Huynh Dinh Hai Street in Binh Thanh District in Ho Chi Minh City.

Representative of HCMC General Sciences Library hands over recognition of the Tran Van Khe Library to the professor (L) at his house.

Representative of HCMC General Sciences Library hands over recognition of the Tran Van Khe Library to the professor (L) at his house.

The library contains many valuable documents, newspaper and magazine articles, videos, and handwritings on Vietnamese traditional music that Professor Tran Van Khe has collected during his illustrious career.

The HCMC General Sciences Library spent two years helping the professor to arrange documents and maintain archives in accordance with international and national standards, for use in the library.

The library will serve as a centre for visitors to learn more about Vietnamese traditional music.

Professor Tran Van Khe is one of the greatest masters of traditional Vietnamese music. He had previously been offered the post of director of research at CNRS; Professorship at the University of Sorbonne in Paris; Honorary Member of the International Music Council (UNESCO); and Corresponding Member of the European Academy of Science, Letters and Arts.

Having lived in Paris for about 50 years and traveled worldwide, lecturing and performing, he has played a key role in introducing Asian music to the Western world. During the past 50 years, he has taught thousands of students all over the world.

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