Lan và Điệp

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Lan và Điệp (Lan and Điệp) is a form of Vietnamese folk song. It is a cai luong song with a Romeo and Juliet type plot about starcrossed lovers which originated in the 1930s. In the song the girl's name is typically Lan and the boy's name is Điệp. Unlike the typical vong co song which is a solo song of separation from a loved one, the Lan and Diep song is either a duet or a response song.[1]


  1. ^ Songs of the Caged, Songs of the Free: Music and the Vietnamese ... - Page 38 Adelaida Reyes - 1999 "Two Buddhist monks supervised the rehearsals, and a solitary guitarist off to one corner played softly to himself. A group of young people sang vong co from "Lan va Diep" to each other."