Vietnamese Traditional Music

Vietnamese music has had a rather long history. Since ancient times, the Vietnamese have had a strong inclination for music. Music is considered to be an essential need; therefore, numerous musical instruments and genres intended for various purposes have been developed. Vietnamese people use music to express their innermost feelings, to encourage themselves while working and fighting, to educate their children in good traditions and national sentiment, to communicate with the invisible, and to sublimate their aspirations for a happy life.

  Ca Tru
Ca tru music sounds strange to the uninitiated. Clicks and clacks accompany the centuries old ballads. It is not the kind of music ...
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  Cheo Opera
Cheo is a form of popular theatre in Vietnam that has its roots in ancient village festivals ...
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Tuong (Hat Boi)
Tuong, also called Hat Boi in the south, is a kind of drama of the national theatre. Tuong came into being over five hundred ...
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  Cai Luong (renovated opera)
Cai Luong (Renovated Opera) appeared in the southern part of Vietnam in the 1920s. This relatively modern form combines drama ...
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  Quan ho Bac Ninh folk-song
Or Bac Ninh folk formed quite long, so the Vietnamese community (Kinh) in 49 of their villages and some surrounding ...
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  Hat Xam
Hat Xam, or the song of the blind artists, has existed since the Tran dynasty (13th century) ...
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