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Ca Hue: Old Music, New Ears

Ca Hue is an ancient form of music that is catching the interest of the new generation, a delightful surprise for both its propagation and preservation. Ca Hue is an archaic form of music which dates back 500 years ago. Also known as “The Hue Tune,” it is said to be similar to other Vietnamese […]

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Tuong: Traditional Meets Contemporary

One of the highlights of this year’s Tet is a Tuong presentation by 30 of the classical drama actors from Dao Tan Theatre in the Central Binh Province. They will go around Ho Chi Minh City to showcase their talent and the beauty of the traditional art form as a whole.   Tuong started in […]

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Tuong: Spirituality, Art and Culture

Hat Boi opera, or more commonly known as tuong, is a several hundred year old art genre in Vietnam which is considered one of the most unique classic cultural class because of its purpose and ability to express spirituality. Boi was imported into Vietnam by a Chinese singer. But it was originally created by Dao […]

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Nha Nhac: Everything Royal

The Royal Refined Music of Vietnam received the Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity award by UNESCO on November 7, 2003. This was the first ever title to be awarded to any body. The Royal Refined Music was first established in the 13th century as an “official form of royal music.” It was […]