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                                          Hương Lan   9 May 1956 -

Hương Lan was born Tran Thi Ngoc Anh, on May 9, 1956 in Saigon. The eldest of 5 children, and daughter of Huu Phuoc. Her name is derived from the stage name of the ancient king of Thanh Huong and the queen of Ut Bach Lan. She first appeared on the stage of the Great Music Festival in 1966 performing "Ai Ra Xứ Hue" by musician Duy Khanh. Someone once described her singing " as beautiful as pink velvet, which is sun-dried in the wind and sun, the shadow is blurred, and the light is shimmering and changing according to each wave." Even from a young age, she specialized in performing the "ancient music" of Vietnam.

She emigrated to France in 1978, and then to the USA in 1985. Huong became the first overseas Vietnamese singer to perform in her home country in 1996. Since then, she has often travelled between Vietnam and the US for performances. "What I find most satisfying about my singing career is being able to sing to audiences in my home country," she said. "I have performed on state-of-the-art stages in many countries to wealthy audiences, but no one has brought tears to my eyes like a poor elderly woman I met after a show in Can Tho City in 1997. She had to sell some bushels of rice to have enough money to buy a ticket to see my show and she had to walk a long way to see me perform." Huong Lan's motto is 'honour your audience'. 

Mưa Đêm Ngoại O  20 scs in-5m 20 = 5m  Xin Anh Giữ Trọn Tình Quê  5m 42     Dạ Cổ Hoài Lang  5m 21

   Một Mình Thôi   4m 04           Xin Làm Chim Rừng Núi  3m 58      Lời Ru Tiếng Nhớ / Một Đời Sân Khấu  3m 54

Đi Đâu Cho Thiếp Theo Cùng  1993 4m13

Đêm Gành Hào Nghe Điệu Hoài Lang  2019   4m54

Đêm Gành Hào Nghe Điệu Hoài Lang  32 secs in 4m58 = 4m26

           Sa Mưa Giông  3m06


Ngược Dòng Hương Giang 4m40

Tình Yêu Hôm Nay  4m30

Còn Thương Rau Đắng Mọc Sau Hè 20s in 5m05 = 4m45

               Hoài Cổ  3m 50