Spirit of Vietnam - the "Best Global Recording" and CARAS (Canadian Arts and Science) Award Nominee!
Spirit of Vietnam features twelve Vietnamese traditional, folk and contemporary songs which very popular from North to Middle and Southern regions. Using over 10 unique instruments of Vietnam, their music leave a lasting impression of a true celebration of love and life, and a deep expression of the Spirit of Vietnam. CD booklet contains background on the instruments and the songs.
Khac Chi – Sounds of Vietnam features two of Vietnam’s premiere musicians, performing concerts of exquisite beauty and virtuosity. Came to Canada in 1992, Khac Chi is one of the very few Vietnamese touring ensembles in North America. Their rare talents and superb musicianship have won them numerous awards for excellence, as well as many invitations to play all over Canada, the US, Europe and Asia to perform for the audience of all ages. They have performed numbers of major festivals such as WOMAD Festivals in UK and USA; SFINKS Festival in Belgium, Kaustin Folk Music Festival in Finland, Mela Festival in Norway, Festival d’ete in France, Rain-Forest World Music Festival in Malaysia, Sori Music Festival in S. Korea, Brunei, …and of cause their performances also appear at the major festivals in Canada such as Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Montreal and Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Sunfest, Harbourfront, Calgary and Vancouver Children Festival,…
Khac Chi has set out to bring their traditional music to western audience in ways those audiences can appreciate and enjoy it. For Khac Chi, this has meant coming up with lively new arrangements of Vietnamese traditional, folk, contemporary tunes and creative stage antics to capture their listeners. The group honors their music by performing mostly on the instruments that are very unique, indigenous to Vietnam as well as the instruments invented by Khac Chi’s members.
Khac Chi has released three CDs:
“The Sounds of Dan Bau”
“Spirit of Vietnam” - Best Global Recording" and CARAS (Canadian Arts and Science) Award Nominee
“Moon Light in Vietnam”– Top Ten World Music Chat! Labeled and distributed by Rounder Record in US
More information about the group, please visit www.khacchi.com