Along with the formation of Southern land, Southern folk songs have been born and developed for hundreds of years. Inheriting the nation’s traditional art and culture in the journey to the South and adapting to the natural and social factors in the new land, Southern folk songs have become one of the most popular forms of folk performance. unique Southern cultural nuances. Southern folk songs are deeply attached to the working life and spirit of the people of the South, and are expressed extremely richly and diversely with many genres such as: lyric, recitation, lullaby, chant, rhyme… .
The Museum of Ho Chi Minh City organized a thematic activity on “Southern folk songs” to introduce students to this form of folk performance as a way to show respect for the cultural heritage of the South. cultural art of the South, contributing to the preservation and preservation of the nation’s traditional cultural identity.
The topic was held on the morning of November 27, 2012, presented by speaker Musician Cao Van Ly along with an illustrated performance of the ethnic group – Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory and singers: Bich Phuong , Ngoc Mai, Thuy Loan, Thao Vy…
Musician Cao Van Ly was born and raised in an amateur family in Hong Ngu – Dong Thap. During the resistance war against the French, he was a musician of the Long Chau Sa provincial literary troupe. In 1954, he studied at the Vietnam Music School and continued to train at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Soviet Union. Musician Cao Van Ly used to work at the People’s Radio Station of Ho Chi Minh City and was a lecturer at the Department of Ethnic Music at the Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music.
With the desire to contribute to ethnic music in general and Southern folk songs in particular, during his work and teaching period from 1975 to 1985, the musician composed more than 20 songs with folk influences. there are new lyric such as: Ly My Hung, Ly Trang Soi, Ly Tu Phung, Ly Qua Cau, Ly Dem Trang, Ly Dem Trang, etc. Up to now, these tunes have become popular in ancient songs and songs. on the cai luong stage… In particular, he has just finished the collection of Dong Thap tunes.
In the talk about Southern folk songs, Composer Cao Van Ly presented:
- Overview of folk songs, in the Vietnamese folk music:
– Chamber music: Ca Tru, Ca Hue, Music Tai Tu
– Folk ceremony music: Chau Van, Singing idle ball.
– Stage music: Cheo, Tuong, Cai Luong.
- Overview of Southern folk songs, including:
– Reciting poetry, Speaking poetry
– Ca Ly.
- Some Southern folk songs and songs in cultural and artistic life:
– A number of traditional, anonymous and widely popular lectures: Ly The Flute, Ly Sam Thuong, Ly Lu La, Ly Cay Cotton, Ly The Monkey…
– New lyrics for some traditional lyric: for folk singing, for Tai Tu song, for Cai Luong Theater.
– Some newly composed and widely popular poems: Ly Qua Cau, Ly My Hung, Ly Chim Xanh, Ly Trang Soi, Ly Tu Phung
– New lyrics for some new lyric: for folk singing, for Tai Tu song, for Cai Luong Theater.
- Some new compositions for instrumental music and songs:
– For solo instrumental ensemble:
– Folk songs in the song
- Southern folk songs in contemporary community life:
– In contryside
– In the city
– International friendship.
Some pictures from the talk show: