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Bonjour Vietnam.

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Bonjour Viet Nam is a music slideshow featuring stunning pictures of Vietnam by photographers Hoang Nhiem, Doan Duc Minh, Phan Hong Hai and others. I had a hard time selecting just one as an illustration. The song Bonjour Vietnam was written by Marc Lavoine and performed by Pham Quynh Anh. Link -via Grow-A-Brain

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To my friends, all over the world.

“Xin chào ?... Vi?t Nam!”
Marc Lavoine
Hoàng v?n Quang d?ch theo l?i Anh và Pháp
(L?i ti?ng Anh có ?ôi ch? khác b?n g?c b?ng ti?ng Pháp)
Arizona, Aug 18, 2009

Hãy cho ta bi?t v? cái tên trúc tr?c
?p ? theo ta t? thu? l?t lòng

Ta mu?n bi?t chuy?n ngàn x?a xa c?
Ðôi m?t ta van v? t?n cùng l?i

Ta ch? th?y nh?ng ?nh hình chi?n tr?n
Ti?ng tr?c th?ng g?m rú, chuy?n trong phim*

S? m?t ngày tr? v? ta xin h?a
Ch?m vào tay mãnh ??t th?t c?a ng??i
Ta s? ??n vào m?t ngày nào ?ó
S? c?t l?i “Xin chào ?... Vi?t Nam!”

K? ta nghe, v? màu da mái tóc
Và sao chân ta nh? bé ???ng tr?n

Ta mu?n th?y t?ng c?n nhà ng? ph?
Nh?ng thuy?n con, ch? n?i, r?c ánh vàng

Ta ch? bi?t l?i th? dài chi?n tr?n
Ti?ng tr?c th?ng g?m rú, chuy?n trong phim

S? m?t ngày tr? v? ta xin h?a
Ch?m vào tay mãnh ??t th?t c?a ng??i
Ta s? ??n vào m?t ngày nào ?ó
S? c?t l?i “Xin chào ?... Vi?t Nam!”

Chào mi?u ??n, T??ng Ph?t, h? cho cha
Chào giúp m? ru?ng ??ng xanh bát ngát
L?i c?u nguy?n, xin tr? thành s? th?t
Ð??c th?y ng??i, cây c?, c?i ngu?n ta

S? m?t ngày tr? v? ta xin h?a
Ch?m vào ng??i, m?nh ??t c?a h?n ta
Ta s? ??n vào m?t ngày nào ?ó
S? c?t l?i “Xin chào ?... Vi?t Nam!”

S? m?t ngày b??c v? ta xin h?a
Ch?m vào ng??i, r?t cu?c, m?nh h?n ta
Ta s? ??n vào m?t ngày nào ?ó
S? c?t l?i “Xin chào ?... Vi?t Nam!”
“Vi?t Nam ?i! Xin chào, xin chào ?!”
M?t l?i chào, ti?ng m? ?? c?a ta!

* Trong l?i g?c, có nh?c ??n “a film by Cappola” (Un film de Coppola). Ðó chính là cu?n phim n?i ti?ng c?a M? “Apocalypse Now” (T?n Th? Bây Gi?) do ??o di?n Francis Ford Coppola, v?i các di?n viên n?i ti?ng Marlon Brando va Martin Sheen, ?o?t gi?i Cành C? Vàng Ði?n ?nh c?a Pháp. Phim kh?i quay n?m 1976 trong r?ng r?m Philippines, l?y b?i c?nh chi?n tranh Vi?t Nam trong th?i k? kh?c li?t cu?i th?p niên 1960’s. Cu?n phim ng?n m?t kinh phí kh?ng l?, ra m?t n?m 1979, nh?ng ?ã không mang l?i l?i nhu?n kinh t?. Phim truy?n ???c vi?t d?a vào tác ph?m “Heart of Darkness” c?a Joseph Conrad. Câu chuy?n nói v? m?t viên ??i úy tình báo M? ?u?c c? ?i vào r?ng r?m lùng b?t gi?t m?t viên ??i tá M? gàn d? ?ã ?ào nhi?m. Nh?ng c?nh sôi ??ng trong chi?n tranh VN nh? hàng ?oàn tr?c th?ng g?m rú và bom l?a napalm cháy r?c tr?i ???c x? d?ng nhi?u h?n c?n thi?t cho c?t chuy?n, nh?ng c?ng ?ã gây ?n t??ng m?nh v? chi?n tranh VN ??n nh?ng th? h? tr? sinh ra sau ?ó. (Ph?ng theo Wikipedia Aug-2009)
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This song is awsome no one could sing it better than Quynh Anh, and she looks like she came from a decent family, well educated not like Nhu Loan or something
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It's a nostalgic song that has evidently touched a lot of hearts, including mine.

Translation from http://english.ohmynews.com/articleview/article_view.asp?menu=c10400&no=273609&rel_no=1

Tell me this name, strange and difficult to pronounce
That I have carried since my birth
Tell me the old empire and the feature of my slanted eyes
Describing me better than what you dare not say
I only know you from the war images
A Coppola movie, (and) the angry helicopters
Someday, I will go there, someday to say hello to your soul
Someday, I will go there, to say hello to you, Vietnam
Tell me my color, my hair and my small feet
That I have carried since my birth
Tell me your house, your street, tell me this unknown entity
The floating markets and the wooden sampans
I could only recognize my country from the war photos
A Coppola movie, (and) the helicopters in anger
Someday, I will go there, someday to say hello to your soul
Someday, I will go there, to say hello to you, Vietnam
The temples and the stone-carved Buddha statues for my fathers
The stooping women in the rice fields for my mothers
Praying in the light to see my brothers again
To touch my soul, my roots, my land.
Someday, I will go there, someday to say hello to your soul
Someday, I will go there, to say hello to you, Vietnam (twice)
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For anyone to say this song is racist or rubbish is to show they are completely devoid of sentiment,compassion or artistic feeling. As told previously it is a song inspired by and dedicated to a young girl who has never had the chance to see her mother country and it pays hommage to that.I salute Marc Lavoine and his beautiful protege Pham Quynh Anh .
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