Quảng Bình Tru Singing, “Warm the winter up”


Quảng Bình Tru Singing, Warm The Winter Up

 

 

ca tru

Hát ca trù, Tru Singing also known as ả đào singing or  nói singing, is a traditional art in Viet Nam, 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 literally translates as “tally card songs.” This refers to the bamboo cards men bought when they visited ca trù inns, where this music was most often performed in the past. Men would give the bamboo cards they purchased to the woman of choice after her performance, and she would collect money based upon how many cards she was given. And it was performed the first time in 10th century

Ca trù is inscribed on the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage in need of Urgent Safeguarding in 2009.

In the past,Tru singing was common in range of 16 provinces in the Northern Viet Nam and Quang Binh Province is one of them

Nowadays, because of the development of  the modern music, the traditional Tru Singing has difficulties to exist.

In order to promote and make efforts to preserve the genre and values of  the Tru Singing, Phong Nha Ke Bang Tourism Center cooprates with Dong Duong Tru Singing Club organizes performances every Saturday and Sunday

After visiting Darkcave( Zipling, kayaking, exploring the cave…) Tourists have chances to enjoy this Vietnamese unique art in the romantic space which is surrounded by beautiful mountains and relax with a cup of local rice wine

The performances “Tru Singing at Dark Cave” will be performed in the low season  starts from  August of 27th 2016

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