Wed 17 Jul 2013, 9 pm
From the organizer:
The latest project from the mercurial Nguyễn Thùy Dung is a reworking of Ca Trù. Considered one of Vietnam’s finest musical art forms and registered as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Vietnam by UNESCO, Ca Trù is about to get torn up and stuck back together again by one of its brightest traditional young stars.
Using traditinal Ca Trù as their jumping off point, the group have promised to “phá hết” – destroy everything – before the evening is over.
Dung doesn’t mind reinventing tradition. Since graduating from the Hanoi Conservatory of Music in 2012, she’s taken her đàn Tranh to places it’s never been before. From electronic chill outs with Vũ Nhật Tan, to pounding Mali rhythms, to an indie collaboration with the Guillemots, to astral adventures with Tone Ripples and even experimental improvised electronica with Lương Huệ Trinh, Dung has done almost everything she can to drag Vietnamese music in to the 21st Century.
Completing the Ca Trù trio are sisters Nguyễn Thu Thủy on đàn Đáy (a long necked 3-stringed lute) and Nguyễn Thùy Chi who sings and keeps the groups rhythm on Phách. For over six years the sisters have been studying and practicing Ca Trù in an effort to preserve the ancient art form.
Entry VND 50,000. Concert from 9pm
73a Mai Hac De, Hanoi