• Don ca tai tu heritage given more publicity

    Don ca tai tu heritage given more publicity

    10/06/2013 06:05

    Accordingly, 800 sets of 60-minute DVD entitled “The Art of Don ca tai tu music and songs of southern Vietnam” in Vietnamese and English version will be completed within this month. In addition, a CD will be released to introduce the performance of popular...

  • "Hat Then" or Then singing

    "Hat Then" or Then singing

    07/09/2012 10:31

    "Hat then" performances are important ceremonial events, which unite the entire community. Long Poems consist of several chapters with different content lengths. A show usually involves two or three groups of singers, plus musicians. The epics last for hours and are divided...

  • Enjoy special music from Vietnamese “Diều sáo”

    Enjoy special music from Vietnamese “Diều sáo”

    18/08/2012 12:13

    Vietnamese people of different ages make kites of many shapes, sizes, materials and with bamboo flutes. “Diều sáo” not only attract people by their shapes and colours but also by their flutes. Every afternoon, when the wind tenderly blows, they will play “dieu...

  • Hat Van or Van Singing- The Traditional Folk Art of Vietnamese Music

    Hat Van or Van Singing- The Traditional Folk Art of Vietnamese Music

    25/05/2012 08:40

    Its music and poetry are mingled with a variety of rhythms, pauses, tempos, stresses and pitches. It is in essence a cantillation where the tunes and rhythm depend on the contents of the sung text and may be linked together into a suite, used in relation to a mythical happening, with hints...

  • Cheo Opera- A form of popular theatre in Vietnam

    Cheo Opera- A form of popular theatre in Vietnam

    22/05/2012 10:10

    Cheo which has its roots in ancient village festivals is a form of popular theatre in Vietnam . It consists of folk songs with pantomime, instrumental music and dances, combined with instructive or interpretive sketches dealing with stories from legends, poetry, history or even daily...

  • The Gong Zither

    The Gong Zither

    21/05/2012 11:45

    The special instrument often accompanies its player to the field, to festivals held at the communal long-house, or to a meeting place where the player reveals his feelings to his lover. The Gong Zither The body of the gong zither is made of a hollow bamboo pipe which is closed by its...

  • A unique musical instrument in the Central Highlands, Cong Chieng

    A unique musical instrument in the Central Highlands, Cong Chieng

    21/05/2012 12:48

    The Cong Chieng is a kind of musical instrument casted from mixed copper and belongs to the idiophonic family. In Vietnamese language, the word "Cong" points to a musical instrument with a bossed part in center (bossed gong) and "Chieng" without it (flat gong). Cong Chieng- Central...

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