Folk Singing in Northern Vietnam

Folk Singing in Northern Vietnam

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Sun 28 Apr 2018
10 am: at Kim Ngan Temple, 42 Hang Bac, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
2 pm: at Hanoi Old Quarter Culture Exchange Center, 50 Dao Duy Tu, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

From the organizers:

“CÂU THEN VIỆT BẮC” (Northern Vietnam’s Art of Then singing) is a performance held in Hanoi by Then singing artists of the Tay and Nung ethnics from Lang Son, Thai Nguyen and other provinces in the mountainous northern region of Vietnam.

At the end of 2016, the group Đình làng Việt (Vietnamese Communal House) took a trip to Bac Son, during which the group members met with local Then singing artists. What they remember the most is the performance of artist Xuan Bach and his students. From then, Xuan Bach and his students have traveled to Hanoi several times to join Đình làng Việt in their Then singing performances, and left a strong impression on audiences with their excellent techniques.

We proudly invites members of Đình làng Việt to join this Then singing event so that audiences can better understand the value of this art form.

With its cultural and musical values, the Vietnamese Government has requested the UNESCO to recognize Then singing as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of the world.

Please register in advance via this link

For reference: A performance by artist Xuan Bach and singers from Lang Son Province in Hanoi in December 2017:

The group Đình làng Việt would like to call for donations from audiences. All proceeds from the event will be used to cover transportation, accommodation and other expenses for the artists.

Please donate via bank transfers to:
Account Number: 39010000287602 – Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) – Thai Nguyen Branch
Contact number: 0987285147

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Translated by Hanoi Grapevine


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