Vietnamese-French artist Nguyen Le has entertained Hanoi jazz lovers during his fourth return to the homeland.

Sharing the stage with singer Tung Duong and Anh Em (Brothers) band in Hanoi on July 12 and 13, he introduced his world music and jazz works developed on Vietnam’s folk music.

He told the press that he was very happy to witness strong developments and great changes of Vietnam whenever he came back to the country and felt excited to perform in Hanoi this time.

Le, born in Paris in 1959, came to Vietnam’s folk music after he became a jazz and professional world music composer. His “Tales from Vietnam” album released in 1996 won an array of French prizes including the Diapason d’Or Choc du Monde de la Musique and the Choc de l’annee Jazzman.

He set up a band named Ultramarine, whose DE release won a best world music award in 1989 and won the first prize of France’s Jazz de la Defence national contest in 1983. He joined France’s national jazz orchestra with many performances around the world during the 1987-1999 period./.