Vietnamese composer Trinh Cong Son (1939-2001) was commemorated with a doodle on google.com on Thursday on the occasion of his 80th birthday anniversary. Legendary Vietnamese Composer Trịnh Công Sơn. — Photo nguoinoitieng.vn “Sơn, with his contributions and influence on Vietnamese and international culture, especially his songs with profound messages of peace, deserves to be praised on the most popular page on the occasion of the second summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un,” commented composer Trần Long Ẩn, vice chairman of Việt Nam Musicians’ Association. Sơn passed away on April 1, 2001 leaving behind more than 6,000 songs, many of which have been widely popular among Vietnamese people both in and outside the country. Most of his songs carry his distinctive ideology and lyrical style, expressing great love for the Vietnamese people and his homeland while praising peace and love. “This is a meaningful birthday gift to Sơn and my family, also a joy to the community that loves Trịnh’s songs,” Trịnh Vĩnh Trinh, Sơn’s younger sister, told news.zing.vn. He has been dubbed “Việt Nam’s Bob Dylan” by BBC and “Vietnam’s most beloved singer-songwriter” by the Washington Post. He was the first Vietnamese composer to have his music distributed… Read full this story
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