Minh Beta’s single VIET NAM OI – DANH BAY COVID (Let’s Fight COVID!) was released last week amid Vietnam’s first week in lockdown due to the global pandemic Covid-19, which has affected almost 1.5 million people worldwide according to Worldometer.
Officially endorsed by the Ministry of Health in Vietnam, the catchy song aimed to lift the spirit of Vietnamese during the fight against the pandemic.
Co-produced by Minh Beta and YellowBlocks, the music video quickly went viral. With positive yet touching lyrics, the video features Minh Beta and guest stars in an interesting superheroes twist.
“Our belief in the impact of this project has enabled us to move mountains to execute the campaign within 2 weeks,” said Minh.
“We chose the superheroes concept to appreciate the unsung heroes who are tirelessly working in the front lines of the pandemic (namely doctors, researchers, soldiers, reporters…), and also call out the heroic virtue in each individual to support the fight.”
In 2014, Minh returned to Vietnam to start a new cinema chain, Beta Cineplex after having graduated from Harvard Business School. His business, alongside with others in the service sector were forced to close when Vietnam began battling with Covid-19.
The move to write a song deeply resonates the affect felt emotionally, as well as economically. And also echoes the resilient spirit of Vietnam: to keep on fighting and never give up.
Vietnam has confirmed 245 Covid-19 cases as of Monday (April 6) evening, with no deaths recorded in the country so far, according to the health ministry.