Saigon Soul Revival
Saigon Soul Revival has been on a quest to reawaken the raw, enchanting sounds of 1960s and 70s Vietnam; a time when passionate music resonated in Saigon’s streets and clubs with messages of love, heartache, hope and freedom. There was a rich cultural climate that fused popular genres of the day like rock, soul and bolero with Vietnamese music and lyrics. This fusion of sounds that bridged east and west was seen as “decadent” at the time. It was disgraced and marginalized and ultimately disappeared from everyday life.… Four decades later Saigon Soul Revival was born with the initial purpose of bringing these dormant sounds back to the stage.
HOẠ ÂM XƯA
After numerous live performances over the last 3 years, the band has developed their own sound and now with the release of their debut album, “Họa Âm Xưa”, they are ready to share it with the rest of the world. The 11 track LP, including original compositions and nostalgic reinterpretations, blends traditional Vietnamese elements with modern concepts, featuring pre ’75 and current artists, all while remaining firmly rooted in the “nhạc vàng” (golden music) of the time. Meaning “Old Harmonies”, Saigon Soul Revival is proud to present “Họa Âm Xưa” as a tribute to the artists and composers of the time that inspired them to create this marriage between past and present.