Ca Trù Show “The Satirical Songs – The Irony of Life”

Ca Trù Show “The Satirical Songs – The Irony of Life”

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21 and 22 Apr 2018, 7 – 9 pm
Phu sa Lab
21/52 To Ngoc Van Road, Quang An Ward, Tay Ho District, Hanoi

From the organizer:

You are invited to Ca Tru program in of April – The satirical songs – THE IRONY OF LIFE.

Ca Trù (Vietnamese: [kaː tʂû], 歌籌, “tally card songs”) also known as hát ả đào or hát nói, is an ancient genre of chamber music featuring female vocalists, with origins in northern Vietnam. For much of its history, it was associated with a geisha-like form of entertainment, which combined entertaining wealthy people as well as performing religious songs for the royal court. Ca Trù is inscribed on the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage in need of Urgent Safeguarding in 2009.

About artist Pho Thi Kim Duc and the group of Ca Trù singers Kim Duc Ca Quan:

Artist Pho Thi Kim Duc was born and raised in a family whose many members were Ca Trù singers and artists. She is one of the last Ca Trù singers that received professional traditional training, and a bridge which connects five consecutive generations of Ca Trù artists from her grandparents to her father, to her and her siblings, and now to her children and grandchildren whom she taught herself at home. Her class was lovingly named “Giáo Phường Ca Trù Kim Đức” (Kim Đức Ca Trù School) by her “students” to express their wishes of maintaining the family tradition and the rare art form in Ca Trù in Việt Nam.

For reference: The “Spring melody” ca trù performance led by artist Pho Thi Kim Duc in January 2018:

Fee: 500,000VND/person (including 1 drink, 1 light meal before the show starts, and Vietnamese traditional tea and lotus seeds during the show)

For booking, please contact us in advance as seats are limited:
Ms. Jolie 0961 088844
Email: [email protected]
Account detail for bank transfer:
Techcombank (Headquarter)
Account holder: Nguyễn Thị Mỹ Linh
Account number: 19028901600689

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