Duc-Tuong Nguyen, originally from Vietnam, worked as an electrical engineer before coming to Canada in early 2019 to pursue a Masters in engineering. However, ever since he was 14 years old, Duc discovered his passion for playing the guitar. Music continues to be an important part of his life.
A challenge faced by Duc during the pandemic was loneliness since before the lockdown, he had a great social life, always meeting and talking with friends. He turned to his guitar, through which he was able to express himself and brighten up his days, as well as that of others around him.
The song played is called “Beo dat may troi”, which means “Water-fern drifts, clouds fly”, a famous traditional folk song of northern Vietnam. The song tells the story of a woman whose love is far away, expressing her longing for him.
Listening to traditional folk-songs warms the hearts of many Vietnamese, no matter where in the world they might be. We hope you would also be comforted as you listen to the rhythms of this beautiful song, performed by Duc-Tuong Nguyen.