What is Bolero music?
Bolero music (or Boléro) is a Spanish music term and originated from Cuba in the 80s of the nineteenth century, the father of this Bolero line is Jose Pepe Sanchez. Bolero music is a lyrical music, slow melody and melody, Bolero music was introduced into Vietnam since 1950.
Concept of origin, development of full-fledged Bolero music
To make my soul more happy, love life … there are many people who choose entertainment activities such as playing games, traveling, or simply just reading books, watching movies … One of the activities that makes our soul more comfortable, relaxing, more lively is music enjoyment.
Refer to music There are many genres, many forms, and in this article DocumenTv will mention a popular, close-to-life music that’s Bolero music.
What kind of music is Bolero? Where does its origin come from? and how to develop in Vietnam? Let’s find out with DocumenTv right away!
What is Bolero music?
Bolero is the correct name “Boléro” is a Spanish term. Bolero is a lyrical music with slow melody, appeared very early, introduced to Vietnam since 1950. Bolero music is folk-like, simple but rich in love, few images and bears deep human philosophy.
Each Bolero song is a story about life, about people with extremely close and familiar images. Therefore, Bolero music is easy to touch the human soul, easy to hear and easy to belong.
Which country does Bolero come from?
Bolero comes from Cuba – a Latin American country in the 80s of the nineteenth century. The Bolero father is the Jose Pepe Sanchez . He came from a poor family, could not go to school, so he chose to work as a tailor.
Thanks to his very good musical and ear skills, he learned music by groping and playing, he composed many songs.
Even though I haven’t learned any intensive training school, the songs written by Jose Pepe Sanchez with the guitar are excellent, yes the ability to shake people’s hearts. However, all are memorized, none of them are written in a methodical way.
That’s why after the day of his death, many songs were forgotten, because they were not stored. Until now, he has a classic Bolero work whose lives still convey the meaning of its meaning, the song entitled “Sadness” .
How does the Bolero music line have a rhythm?
Bolero music is also called “gold music”, which is sad, slow music, simple, close to life and emotional in every melody.
Bolero often refers to characters who are also extremely familiar with human life. This affectionate music line is not as abstract as other musical genres.
Hidden deep inside each Bolero is an image of a certain life, about a person with a humanistic philosophy . Therefore, the words of Bolero when taken up give listeners the feeling of touching the soul within us deeply.
The development of modern Bolero music
When Bolero began to become popular, noticeable and its technique continued to be developed throughout the 19th and 20th centuries with the opening of some schools. ” Escuela Bolero ”on throughout Spain.
Dance companies around the world began to include Bolero in their programs, especially in the mid-20th century. In recent years, Bolero music has become less popular instead of Flamenco and Tango becomes more popular.
Cuban Bolero grows independently from the Spanish Bolero, leading to two quite different styles. While both versions focus on the theme of love, Cuban Bolero is less dramatic than Spanish and tends to use more emotional lyrics.
Cuban Bolero originated in the 19th century. It is said to have originated from the trova music tradition – a popular style during this time used a Cuban Bolero characteristics, including a romantic singing style and a guitar as the main instrument.
Bolero music in Cuban tradition contrasts with Spain in some ways, although they have similarities in some characteristics. Like Spain’s Bolero, Cuba’s Bolero is played at a slow pace – average , with rhythmic words under a melody.
However, the Cuban style is 2/4 or 4/4 beats instead of 3/4, using multiple rhythm lines instead of just one to support the melody, and often has two contrasts instead of three.
In Vietnam, this music was introduced around the 1950s, when the new Vietnamese music was developing, many musicians began to use these Western melodies to replace the traditional oriental melodies. There is currently no record of the history of the first bolero song in Vietnam.
Even so, according to German songwriter German Starfish, the song ” Desire “of Hoang Thi Tho is the first bolero song in Vietnam . According to researcher “Tran Thi Vinh Tuong”, the song “Night village” – Pham Dinh Chuong is the first bolero of Vietnam. And in turn, the bolero songs in Vietnam were born in turn.
How is a Bolero song called immortal?
Immortality in the usual sense is not lost, it is valid forever and Bolero is also among them.
After nearly 70 years of development, there are many Bolero songs born. But to say it is immortal is about two aspects: one is a way of expressing emotions and the other is timeless value .
But the timeless value, not many songs do it. Is the old music song remembered by everyone, it is called immortal?
A small part that contributes to the immortality is that the song must show the masses. The need to enjoy music of the masses, regardless of culture, class or age.
Anyone can listen, sing along and immerse in it. In addition, there is also characteristic sadness, just hearing has a feeling of sadness, easy to associate black with nostalgia.
Bolero reception and development in Vietnam
Features of Vietnamese Bolero music
In Vietnam, Bolero music was introduced to South Vietnam in the 50s of the 20th century. The Bolero Vietnam melody bears the most folk and prominent characteristics. is the Southern folk song. Bolero brings gentle deposition, the slowness of each song.
Bolero music has a melodious, smooth melody that is easy to get into people’s hearts. The lyrics as well as the melody of each song are easy to create the feeling when listening, making the listeners feel the author’s heart, the author’s understanding of the mind.
Whether it is melodious, such emotion, emotion like that, but some people can sing Bolero music. This is an easy listening song but not easy to sing. Bolero genre is often used in gold music songs, New Vietnamese music, …
With easy-to-understand, easy-to-understand and easy-to-read sentences, Bolero are gentle, sincere stories, with no easy-to-penetrate American words. Enter the listener’s heart. In other words, Bolero is a popular music, close, suitable for many subjects and ages.
Bolero songs are familiar sad and funny stories that happen in life. Each person easily chooses one, two or more songs associated with the memories I have gone through.
An indispensable feature of the Bolero line is sadness in the lyrics . When listening to a Bolero song, no matter which theme it is, its melodies also give the listeners a little sadness, a bit of regret, a little sympathy for the stories of life, the story of the song.
Vietnamese Bolero Classification
Bolero is divided into several categories, including basic types such as:
- Basic Bolero
- Frustrated Bolero
- Bolero rumba
- Bolero flamenco
- Bolero melody
- Bolero classic
- Bolero django
- Bolero beguine
Some musicians have successful works with Bolero genres
- Anh Bằng
- Trần Thiện Thanh
- Châu Kỳ
- Trúc Phương
- Giao Tiên
- Hoài Linh
- Hoàng Thi Thơ
- Hoàng Trang
- Hồng Vân
Some singers perform Bolero genres
- Giao Linh
- Chế Linh
- Hương Lan
- Lệ Quyên
- Ánh Tuyết
- Khánh Ly
- Duy Khánh
Best Bolero songs
- 1. Khi Đã Yêu
- 2. Áo Đẹp Nàng Dâu
- 3. Hồng Nhan
- 4. Đời Là Thế
- 5. Chuyện Tình
- 6. Một Đêm Say
- 7. Áo Mới Cà Mau
- 8. Chưa Yêu Lần Nào
- 9. Ra Giêng Anh Cưới Em
- 10. Trên Đường Đi Lễ Xuân Đầu Năm
- 11. Chút Kỷ Niệm Buồn
- 12. Giọt Lệ Đài Trang
- 13. Con Đường Xưa Em Đi
- 14. Người Tình Không Đến
- 15. Nếu Chúng Mình Cách Trở
- 16. Tình Yêu Trả Lại Trăng Sao
- 17. Thành Phố Mưa Bay
- 18. Hương Tóc Mạ Non
- 19. Chuyến Đò
- 20. Đừng Nói Xa Nhau
- 21. Áo Lụa Hà Đông
- 22. Dẫu Có Lỗi Lầm
- 23. Lại Gần Hôn Anh
- 24. Tình Đời
- 25. Ngày Mai Em Đi
- 26. Phút Cuối
- 27. Để Nhớ 1 Thời Ta Đã Yêu
- 28. Khúc Niệm Cuối
- 29. Kiếp Đam Mê
- 30. Buồn ơi! Chào Mi
- 31. Nơi Tình Yêu Bắt Đầu
- 32. Lời Đăng Cuộc Tình
- 33. Về Đâu Mái Tóc Người Thương
- 34. Vùng Lá Me Bay
- 35. Cát Bụi Cuộc Đời
- 36. Con Đường Mang Tên Em
- 37. Ta Phụ Nhau Rồi
- 38. Xin Thời Gian Qua Mau
- 39. Tôi Vẫn Nhớ
- 40. Chuyến Tàu Hoàng Hôn
- 41. Sự Tích Con Muỗi
- 42. Chuyện Hai Đứa Mình
- 43. Nhật Ký Đời Tôi
- 44. Sầu Tím Thiệp Hồng
- 45. Mưa Đêm Ngoại Ô
- 46. Đắp Mộ Cuộc Tình
- 47. Chuyện Hẹn Hò
- 48. Lại Nhớ Người Yêu
- 49. Mưa Rừng
- 50. Chuyện Ba Người
- 51. Xin Trả Lại Thời gian
Famous Bolero Vietnamese songs
Referring to Bolero music, it is impossible not to mention the names of many famous singers and musicians in Vietnam such as Che Linh, Le Quyen, Duy Khanh, Nhu Quynh , Quang Le, Phi Nhung … Or more recently Duong Ngoc Thai, “Quynh Trang Bolero angel .
Bolero songs always win the hearts of many generations of Vietnamese audiences, typically songs such as: The neighbor, Where the hair of the injured, Breaking the guitar, Reducing the tears of the page, Purple card, Pink heart, …
Immortal bolero songs over time
Charming: This is a song composed by Thai Thinh musician 10 years ago, at the beginning of this song performed by singer Nhu Quynh, later many names sang again, making the name of both the song and the singer as famous as alcohol, including Le Quyen, Jang Mi …
Since the time of release, this song has become a musical phenomenon, but officially posted on youtube is from 2016. The charming song is composed under the theme of “Vietnamese woman portrait” in the program Paris by Night number 90 .
Neighbor: This is a song by musician To Thanh Tung, popularized by thi si Nguyen Binh. This is a song sung by singer Manh Quynh with sad poems combined with the bolero’s melody that really makes the audience feel a little sorry for the narration character in the lyrics.
Night trains: is considered one of the best bolero songs composed by musician Truc Phuong – “I want it to be kept next to his one-time songs “.
The lyrics are filled with father and son, the images of childhood appear slowly through the lyrics of singer Quang Le. After being re-sung by many singers.
Two sunset trains: This is a song by musician Minh Ky and Hoai Linh, a song reminiscent of memories about love hope.
The scene depicted in the song has a little sadness of the separation sessions, a little sad color of love is hard to fade. Perhaps this is also a typical color of self-proclaimed bolero in Vietnam.
Forest rain: Created by musician Huynh Anh. Another sad story about emotion, psychological as well as thrilling fiction of Ha Trieu and Hoa Phuong authors.
For decades Rain Forest has become a musical entertainment phenomenon, not only that it has been widely spread in many different forms such as speech and movies , reformed, …
This is a song of the composer Thanh Nga himself, over the centuries the song has many cover artists.
Love missed: With smooth, soft melodies “Just what, dear, is there any residual sound, In a wound bitter pain of the lips. ”has been carved into Vietnamese souls for decades.
Musician Thanh Binh has done incredible things to bring such a passionate song to such people. Under the vocalist of singer Khanh Ly makes the song melody more sad every time you listen again.
Many cases will each cover, but the voice often does not work so easily. However, each person will have a unique sense of “love miss” through different voices.
Durian shadow: As a song by musician Anh Bang, his birth name is Tran An Buong, he has many famous compositions in It must be mentioned that Sầu odd bóng is performed by singer Lệ Quyên.
“When people try to forget that when they remember more, the life cycle is a chain of miss, Dream is happy when thousands of bitter and heart-wrenching souls”, the verses portrayed emotions of girls in love. When a girl fell in love, no matter how she is, she still remembers not forgetting.
It’s a bit sad, but true to the fact that everyone faces a broken love affair. The song reminds a girl that she should not be too obstinate with her own feelings, everyone has a youthful, out of grace then let go to find a better life for her.
What is the difference between yellow music, Bolero music, cheesy music?
We often hear about gold music, chorus or Bolero music. In general, they are sad, deep and easy-going songs that go into people’s hearts. So what is the difference between these 3 genres?
Join DocumenTv to learn about the concept and distinguish the difference between gold music, Bolero music and what is cheesy music.
Is the concept of gold music Bolero?
Gold music is the music that was born in the 1960s with songs composed with sad and even melody (Rumba , Bolero, Chachacha, …), which has a folk-sounding effect, speaks of the mood, sorrow and often leaves a deep imprint on the listener.
Golden music is sung by mid-low or low-pitched voice . The characteristic of this music is the simple lyrics, the words are quite easy to hear, the nature of the spirit of a part of society, mainly the poor and the popular class.
Yellow represents luxury. The concept of golden music meant that the lyrics of this music line are close, easy to understand but equally luxurious and romantic. In fact, the concept of gold music has been around since prewar.
And from the point of view of the Communists at that time, gold music used to refer to pre-war songs and controlled by the Republic of Vietnam region so the content was often tinged with color is tragic, weak or psychologically fighting.
Therefore, sometimes the concept of gold music is still commonly used for pre-war tracks, the slow “1954-1975” music version sad or folk songs. However, because it is not quite the same as the melody, the songs of this genre are still not gold music.
Gold music has been banned for a while when social innovation follows unification. At this point, most of the cassette tapes or documents related to this music are canceled.
However, due to the fact that the demand for entertainment and enjoyment of this music is actually quite high, it cannot be banned for long. So far, although gold music is not strictly banned but still in control, some tracks are no longer allowed to be used as before.
The famous musicians of this genre can be mentioned as : Truc Phuong, Vinh Su, Hoai Linh, Minh Ky, Duy Khanh, Lam Phuong, … .;
Typical gold music singers can name like : Che Linh, Duy Khanh, Huong Lan, Giao Linh, Thanh Tuyen, Phuong Hong Que, … .;
Some familiar yellow music songs like : Never forget you, Forest rain, If we get back, Sadness of the phoenix, ….
Is the concept of cheesy music Bolero?
Swift music was born in the 1960s. This music is derived from the phrase “Marri Sees” used to mean maids or lotus children from outside the North. settled in and quite popular in Saigon in the 60s of the last century.
Melody music is often used in the Southern region to distinguish it from yellow music, often mixing more luxurious Western music.
The content of this music is almost similar to gold music, song lyrics are easy to remember, the melody is flat, easy to sing, easy to learn, often refers to the separation and loneliness.
However, the content of cheesy music is not about country, poverty or telling a story.
What is the difference between gold music, bolero music, cheesy music?
As mentioned above, Bolero is a tune of gold music. The division of songs by genre of gold music (Bolero music) or melody music is mainly based on the melody, the content of the lyrics and possibly the singing style .
However, one of the main differences of gold and cheesy music is the Slow Rock music of yellow music . Slow Slowness, slow sadness, chamber style and often sung in a standard North accent.
As for the cheesy music line, which is often folk-sounding , it can be sung in the North, Northern-accent and later often sung by Male voice, even local accent (mostly Southern folk songs), is more suitable for the average class in society.
Vietnamese Bolero – music genre that causes ‘fiery’ controversies
In Vietnam, Bolero is controversial right from the identifier. Many artists claim that it is a music genre, others claim it is just an imported music from abroad.
After the outspoken speech of Tung Duong, the Bolero is once again the subject of “buzzing” the past few days.
Previously, musician Quoc Trung, Le Minh Son and Bao Yen also had controversy when there were separate perspectives on issues related to this lyrical genre.
With the majority of Vietnamese public, Bolero is a familiar name though not Vietnamese. However, not all young audiences know where Bolero comes from, how “storming” in the South and why it exploded again in recent years.
Remarkably, what reason Bolero can create controversies?
Is Bolero a music line?
Bolero is just a slow music of Latin American origin, introduced to Vietnam from the early 1950s and quickly popularized in songs in the South. Vietnam.
Most Bolero songs are folk songs, even, slow, rhyming, easy-to-follow, simple, less symbolic and characteristic. philosophy.
With such characteristics, Bolero is considered by many people to be a music genre in Vietnam instead of just a music and music rhythm as its origin. Before 1975, Bolero was in the heyday, loved by a large number of Southern audiences.
The Bolero is then restricted for a long time before it bounces back in recent years. Many overseas Bolero singers such as Giao Linh, Phuong Dung, Huong Lan, Che Linh, … return to the country to perform. Bolero is sung at large stages, even on television.
Reality TV show, Bolero game show
A series of actual competitions and television shows about Bolero came into being as Bolero Idol, Song with Bolero, Love Bolero, Bolero Drama, …
Some Other game shows like Love Song, Great Duet … Bolero music is also overwhelming. Even the Vocal contest or Hanoi also accept Bolero.
“People from home” sing Bolero. This music is said to have grown unprecedented since 1975. Many young music singers also turn to Bolero songs and build their names, the most typical example is Le Quyen .
The number of young singers chasing Bolero as well as “post-rain mushroom”, “unspeakable”.
Bolero is also categorized
Bao Yen – a famous Bolero vocalist – once shared Zing.vn that Bolero has a rank, not any musician or musician. “There are people of high class, normal people, unable to equate, like singers who also have A, B, C, D”, female singers emphasized.
According to Bao Yen, in Bolero, Truc Phuong and Lam Phuong music lines are considered “King Bolero”, are top class because of the full lyrics. Wanting to write such words must live through suffering, dewy wind, must be refined to be subtle.
While, the songs of the Vinh composer are lower ranked. “Vinh’s music with words like ‘I wish my house is in the same place, I can stay awake tonight’, how can I be called King. Vinh’s music is only for ordinary people, less educated”, singing voice Bolero points out its views.
Meanwhile, musician – music critic Nguyen Quang Long classifies Truc Phuong’s Bolero and Lam Phuong as “civilized”: “If you have to use short words most to distinguish from other Bolero songs, you can use two words of civilization “, male musician said.
However, according to critic Nguyen Quang Long besides the songs used temporarily by the word “civilization” by Truc Phuong, Lam Phuong, a popular with Bolero is The post is rustic.
See what you hear, what you like, what you think, what you write. It is not necessary to obey the rules, philosophies, beautiful lyrics and depth. Compositions of Vinh composers of this type.
“Thus, in terms of artistic aesthetics, at least Bolero is divided into two floors, a floor containing a certain civilization and a very rustic floor. . Temporary call ‘civilization’ and ‘popular’ “.
Something from when Bolero was Vietnameseized from the origin of the imported dance into a music called by the original name and Vietnamese name, then there are other music making Bolero look like a Vietnamese music, Bolero was a popular music representative.
Popularity means universal, everyone, class and learning can be heard. So even civilized, it is ‘civilized’ in the popular or ‘popular’ in the popular “, male musician analyzed.
Controversies that are not conclusive about this music
Not only disputing the identity, classification hierarchy, Bolero has many times become the subject of social network storms, making newspapers – media “costly” lots of ink paper “.
From the purely Bolero voice problem, the new Bolero refreshing to these views of the music is easy to get mixed opinions. Some Bolero purses like “fire ants” that anyone who touches will become the focus of public opinion and are stoned mercilessly.
When musician Le Minh Son said “The explosion of Bolero music night is stagnant, suffering with creators”, with feedback “I would rather be a guy obsolete in Bolero than listening to weird music “. Le Minh Son chose to remain silent afterwards.
Before Le Minh Son, musician Quoc Trung also argued when asking the question: “Young and sophisticated young intellectuals but passionate about cheesy music. Is it normal? ” A judgment has been backlash …
Most recently, Tung Duong stated the point ” The young and old are both immersed in Bolero, it is a regressive music “ . In fact, Tung Duong did not intend to dismiss Bolero, he himself said that “Bolero is a memory, a music with a strong vitality, no one is allowed to ignore”.
The male singer asks: “If all the light singers will switch to singing Bolero for expensive shows, to make money easily, what will the music be like?” And a storm of criticism erupted at Tung Duong.
The Bolero controversy is no end. But respect for personal views is essential in every debate.
Bolero music is one of the music genres for everyone without distinguishing the industry regardless of age.
The music has long been heard from rural to urban areas, from farmers to urban uncle all familiar with all we, not only because of good music, but also because each verse in it is very simple and familiar.
Many people believe that this type of music has overcome the limitations of mere mere rhythms that make the lyrics replace the voices of the narrator in lyrics.
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