Kent, Ohio, USA – Mother Mountain and Father Sea is the
title of a boxed set of field recordings made in Vietnam. Each CD focuses on the
musical traditions of a region of Vietnam, from The Delta of the Nine Dragons to
the Delta of the Red River. This CD set is the first comprehensive and
geographically systematic collection of its kind, now available under the White
Cliffs Media label. Produced by Dr.
Phong Nguyen and Dr. Terry Miller, this six-CD set includes a
48 page booklet offering comments on each region generally and on each track in
particular. CD 1: The Delta of the Nine Dragons: Music from Vietnam’s South;
CD 2: Temple Ruins and Green Dragons: Music of the South-Central Coastal
Plains of Vietnam; CD 3: Cloud and Sea: Music of Hue and the Perfume
River; CD 4: Sword Lake and the Red River Delta: The Music of Hanoi and
the North; CD 5: The Sounds of Vietnam’s Religions and Rituals; CD 6:
Music of the Truong Son Mountains.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.