The lyrical sweet bolero music tune has entered the hearts of music lovers for many decades. Although there were times when it seemed to be in disgrace, the bolero tune has remained. Through the ups and downs, bolero tune is slowly regaining its place in a fairly saturated music market in Vietnam.
Originating from a music tune for Spanish dance, Bolero tune was introduced to Vietnam in the 50s and 60s of the last century. With the gentle, slow, sad melody, the works of this tune are often told stories with close, simple content, often talk about the feelings of students, workers, love couples, soldiers, so bolero tune easily makes close, familiar feel with the listener.
Although bolero tune appeared in South Vietnam, after 1975, this tune has spread to the North. According to Tran The Bao musician, in the present bolero tune has a large audience including many young people. When listening to this music, young people will have the opportunity to meditate, think about themselves rather than living in a hurry.
Among the famous musicians of bolero tune, one cannot fail to mention Truc Phuong musician, who was dubbed the “Prince of Bolero of Vietnamese New Music”. He has left many famous works such as “Sad alone” (Vietnamese: Sầu lẻ bong), “The eyes of old person” (Đôi mắt người xưa), “Who give me love” (Ai cho tôi tình yêu), “24 permission hours” (24 giờ phép), “Two dream ways” (Hai lối mộng). His songs often carry folk melodies of the South, full of philosophies and reflections on the human life. He has been honored with two nights at the Thuy Nga Center and Asia Center. Besides Truc Phuong musician, many other musicians also have works such as Trinh Lam Ngan with “I do not go back this spring” (Xuân này con không về) Vinh Son with “Not o’ clock” (Không giờ rồi) or other musicians passed by such as Duy Khanh, Thanh Son, Hoang Thi Tho, Tram Tu Thien.
2014 can be considered as the year of the throne of bolero when the singing contests to search talent happened continuously, a number of musicians and singers turned to bolero and re-using the bolero songs in their live show. It was the return of the Bolero, which recently, music lovers in the country constantly enjoyed the performances connected between two generations with bolero tune such as Le Thu, Phuong Dung, Phi Nhung, Quang Le, Hong Hanh, My Le, Hien Thuc, Le Quyen.
According to expert opinion, recent bolero music programs have attracted the public. Bolero lovers joined in the playground in the right meaning, they were able to see most of the pieces associated with a part of childhood, enjoyed in the music program was absent in a long time.
It can be said, respecting, preserving the beauty of bolero music tune is essential. Because of the persistent strength of the bolero, it is itself. Through the wave wind, the bolero music tune survives as a testament to the spiritual values.