Randy Tran + Suc Song Moi

Monday, December 06, 2010

I just thought this was a good story and wanted to post a little but of it up:

Abandoned as a new-born, US-Vietnamese singer Randy Tran returns to his native land to search for his mother and the meaning to life. Minh Thu reports.

Where is the most boring place to live? "Where I don't find any relatives," Randy Tran, a Vietnamese-American pop singer, replies. Where is the most desirous place to sing? "Anywhere I'm received," he says.

Tran has returned to Viet Nam three times but has never performed in more shows than he did during his most recent visit.

He sang at HCM City's Trong Dong (Bronze Drum) Music Stage Theatre, the southern province of Tay Ninh, Ha Noi, the northern city of Hai Phong and will perform again in the central city of Da Nang this weekend before returning to the US [...]

Although Tran sees that many things have changed since he was young, many people still remember and welcome him. They are surprised that he speaks Vietnamese and hasn't forgotten them or his former life.

"This trip is very meaningful to me, I have a chance to sing for my people and raise money for the flood victims. That's a special emotion when the audiences love hearing my songs. They even ask me to repeat."
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