Thời gian hè và sống là dễ dàng (Gershwin, by any other name)
Gershwin's Summertime has the feel of a lazy August afternoon. It might feel a bit more relaxed when performed by Vân-Ánh Vanessa Võ on the đàn bâù, a traditional Vietnamese instrument.
Võ teams with California native Frank Martin, who offers a wonderful bridge between the two cultures to make the music work.
She gave a fascinating NPR Tiny Desk Concert last year, where she played several traditional Vietnamese instruments. She starts with traditional music, then plays a transcription she made of music by Eric Satie.
If you'd like to hear the original Bess, (hand-picked by Gershwin himself), you can hear Ann Brown sing it here. I'll leave you with this version of Summertime by Audra McDonald. Enjoy!