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American singer showcases video on southern Vietnam

Tuesday, August 06, 2013, 13:40 GMT+7
American singer showcases video on southern Vietnam
Kyo York is seen in a scene from his music video "Que bac Ba Phi" featuring southern Vietnam.

American man Kyo York, who is known in Vietnam for singing Vietnamese songs very well, has recently conquered more local fans with his latest video featuring him singing about southern Vietnam.

Titled “Que Bac Ba Phi” (Uncle Ba Phi’s Hometown), the video was made during York’s performing trip to the Mekong Delta provinces in June. The 6-minute music video (MV) showcases the region’s beautiful landscapes and specialties as well as capturing the moments York spent with local people against the background music of the Vietnamese song sung by York.

Posted on YouTube on August 4, the MV has received nearly 3,000 views from users of the video sharing site. Netizens commented York not only on his fluent Vietnamese singing but also the love towards the southern region he put into the video.

“Good job, Kyo! Thank you for the song, Vietnam loves you very much. Listening to your song makes me love my country more,” Minh Van commented on YouTube.

For his part, York said the music video is a gift to people who love Vietnam and its people, culture and beautiful landscapes.

“Vietnam brings me interesting experiments on culture, cuisine, people and especially music that I can never forget,” he shared. “Making this video reminds me of the image of a foreigner who first came to Vietnam three years ago. Every morning, he came to the market to buy foods and was helped by local sellers since he didn’t know a Vietnamese word.”

“Que Bac Ba Phi” is the second music video of Kyo’s project to showcase Vietnam’s beauty via music videos. His first MV, titled “Hello Ha Long,” has received 163,000 views on YouTube.

“I make this small project to keep the beautiful memories and images about Vietnam,” he said. “I’m not a visitor to this country anymore, I’m now living in the country with the love of people around me,” he added after revealing his plan to make another MV on central Vietnam.  


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