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Fragile Beauty - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9451-2
  • Barcode: 6 14427 94512 9
  • German Release: 25/01/2008
  • Genre: World Music

„Hinter der warmherzigen Stimme von Thanh legt Gitarren-Ass Lê subtile Grooves, die raffiniert Musiker und Instrumente aus aller Welt vereinen.“ STEREOPLAY

CD € 9,99 (OP: € 17,50)



Drifting flowers over the water, wandering clouds in the wind. Deep in the night she awaits for her love. These themes, often found in Vietnamese poetry, are buddhist-inspired images of the world’s impermanence, of the fragility of our existence. Ephemeral yet always renewed. Thus the Vietnamese musical tradition is transfigured in Fragile Beauty by unexpected encounters (jazz harmonies, African rhythms, Japanese vividness), by new orchestration of ancient instruments (koto, trung or luth) and a true dimension of improvisation and interplay. Nguyên LêFar from being a matter of personal preference or utopian ideology, the global citizen is a fact of 21st century city life. Wandering through the streets of any big metropolis in the world, it becomes immediately apparent that the so-called “global village” is a reality, not just a catchph...

line up

Huong Thanh - vocals
Nguyên Lê - electric & acoustic guitar, synthesizer, computer
Mieko Miyazaki - koto
Hao Nhiên Pham - monocorde (dàn bau), 16-strings zither (dàn tranh), sao, meo bamboo flutes
Nguyên Van-Hong - backing vocals
Paolo Fresu - trumpet, fluegelhorn
Stéphane Guillaume - soprano sax, flutes
Renaud Garcia-Fons - pizz & arco acoustic 5-string bass
Etienne Mbappé - fretless bass
Alex Tran - percussions
Francis Lassus - percussions
Illya Amar - bamboo balafon (trung)
Dominique Borker - piano


Recording Information

Recorded and mixed by Nguyên Lê at Studio Louxor, Paris Barbès, France, December 2006 - May 2007
Produced by Nguyên Lê