Ha Thanh Lich “Hà Thanh Lịch in Vietnamese“ attaches her life to the events and movements of the Vietnamese community.
Arriving in Orange County, California amid the chaos of the Vietnamese immigrants without a leader, she has participated in the Vietnamese community activities and incidentally taken part in the first musical vocal idol contest held in the heartland of the Vietnamese community and won the champion award for all required musical genre, musical and poetic sensitivity, dramatic and acting expression and literary apprehension of the Vietnamese songs’ lyrics at all perfect scores from all judges: [Phạm Duy, Tuấn Khanh and Trầm Tử Thiêng ] Pham Duy, Tuan Khanh and Tram Tu Thieng famous Vietnamese composers.
On the night celebrating her victory in musical arts, “The absolute perfect scores represent the impossibility in reality for musical composers granted to human being’s voice and musical arts . However, there is border vague, idealistic, unreal, inevitably charming so that we can not deny the existence of the perfectness” said composer Tram Tu Thieng.
Moreover, “ We, standing in the center the capital of the international Vietnamese immigrants have chosen the epic vocalist “Tiếng Hát Khôi Nguyên” Tieng Hat Khoi Nguyen to represent us to open a door for the global Vietnamese community activities and to erase the border of Vietnamese’s and Americans’ cultures and to bring Vietnamese music to the globally cultural and Arts horizon … and so on” said the composer Pham Duy.
Furthermore, the composer Tuan Khanh said “ The vocal talent is a gift of God given to individual, not the acquired one.” He continued “ The old sayings _ To have the powder before to have the pudding_ You have to have the anatomical structure of the throat or the vocal cord to produce that kind of sound. Therefore, in the achievable highest summit of artistry especially in music the born factor contributes 95% while the acquired one is only 5% for the formation of the beautiful vocal. Today we have chosen the epic vocalist with the absolute perfect scores in Arts especially music as said by my colleagues Pham Duy and Tram Tu Thieng composers. The talented challenge opens the new chapter for the new Vietnamese community to introduce Ha Thanh Lich to represent the international organized Vietnamese to exhibit our country' s beauty, artistry, academy and our people's diverse spirits to the people of the world who love to breath the air of freedom and democracy." .....
Epic vocal artist: Ha Thanh Lich is a mirror reflecting the instinct choice of democratic society.
Ha Thanh Lich was born in Saigon, Vietnam. Her name means the elegant greenish river. But, indeed her life has not been peaceful as the delicacy of her name. Her parents from the North moved to South Vietnam during the separation of Vietnam. The parents said she had sung at very young age, maybe two, She recalls that she started following her father to his friends and relatives and stood on the table performing with gesture at age 4. Then, she began holding the key soloist in elementary thru high school for every single school events until she moved to The United States. Not only the musical arts activities but she also hold the position of the president, the secretary of entertainment, the secretary of the press or the secretary of the foreign affairs of the classes or the school in all highs school years [grade 6 to 12 ] in Vietnam. She was always nominated since peers trusted her and were persuaded that she could do the job better than any one else in class or school. The power of persuasion blending inside her blood stream is the unknown determinative factor leading her cross over all people logic minds by conquering their hearts unnoticeably .
After the fall of the South Vietnam regime, Ha Thanh Lich escaped Vietnam 3 times. Saigon people still remember the first country escaping scandal officially broadcasting by all means of media about the Greek merchant ship helping Vietnamese people escape the communist regime. Ha Thanh Lich and another sister were hiding in the machine room while all the broadcasting media, such as newspaper, radio and television kept repeating of broadcasting the scandals. The ship was hold for couple weeks and finally the ship’s captain had to return Ha Thanh Lich and her sister and others to the hand of the communist government.