Traditional Ca Tru music concert

1 HoursEnglish

Highlights

  • Listen Catru music in an ancient house, built over 110 years ago.
  • Discover about Catru history & its unusual instruments.
  • One hour belong to you: enjoy the music, you feel truly in Vietnam.

Description

Life unfolds as usual on this busy Old Quarter street yet once inside this beautifully restored ancient home, the melodies and surroundings move you at the pace of 15th Century Northern Court entertainment. Performances, part of UNESCO cultural heritage, are at 8pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Description:
Ca trù is a complex form of sung poetry found in the north of Viet Nam using lyrics written in traditional Vietnamese poetic forms. Ca trù groups comprise three performers: a female singer who uses breathing techniques and vibrato to create unique ornamented sounds, while playing the clappers or striking a wooden box, and two instrumentalists who produce the deep tone of a three-stringed lute and the strong sounds of a praise drum. Some Ca trù performances also include dance. The varied forms of Ca trù fulfill different social purposes, including worship singing, singing for entertainment, singing in royal palaces and competitive singing. Ca trù has fifty-six different musical forms or melodies, each of which is called thể cách. Folk artists transmit the music and poems that comprise Ca trù pieces by oral and technical transmission, formerly, within their family line, but now to any who wish to learn. Ongoing wars and insufficient awareness caused Ca trù to fall into disuse during the twentieth century. Although the artists have made great efforts to transmit the old repertoire to younger generations, Ca trù is still under threat of being lost due to the diminishing number and age of practitioners.

To know more:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrzGeo8GQX8&feature=player_embedded#!

Amenities

  • Transfer not included
  • Shared activity
  • Operated by a company
  • Fixed time
  • Restroom available
  • Special equipment: camera
  • Senior friendly
  • Kids friendly
$16.50
usd
per adult
$16.50
usd
per child

Best Price Guarantee

No Hidden Fees


Total
$0

Response Time
Next Day
Cancellation
Moderate
Change Date
Strict
Weather
Not Impacted

Customers who looked at this activity were also interested in


No reviews yet


Looking for something else?

Please Select Your DestinationX
  • Bhutan
    • Cambodia
      • Siem Reap
      • Phnom Penh
    • China
      • Xian
      • Sichuan
      • Hangzhou
      • Shanghai
        • Beijing & around
        • Yunnan
      • Hong Kong
        • Hong Kong
        • India
          • Rajasthan
          • Delhi
          • Udaipur
          • Kochi & Kerala
          • Agra
        • Indonesia
          • Sumatra
          • Kalimantan
          • Surakarta
          • Surabaya East Java
            • Surabaya
          • Lombok
            • Senggigi
            • Kuta Lombok
            • Sekotong Bay
          • Flores island
            • Komodo Islands
          • Sulawesi
          • Bandung
          • Jakarta
          • East of Java
            • Kawa Ijen
          • Yogyakarta & Central Java
          • Bali
            • Mount Agung
            • Mount Abang
            • Uluwatu
            • Tabanan
            • East of Bali
            • Kintamani
            • Bukit
            • Gili Islands
            • Nusa Lembongan
            • Padangbai
            • Menjangan Island
            • Tanah Lot
            • Bali International Airport - Ngurah Rai
            • Munduk
            • Gianyar
            • Lovina
            • Tulamben
            • Umalas
            • Lembongan Island
            • Denpasar
            • Canggu
            • Ubud
            • Seminyak
            • Mount Batur
            • Sidemen
            • Nusa Penida
            • Bedugul
            • Jimbaran
            • Amed
            • Kuta
            • Sanur
            • Nusa Dua
          • Raja Ampat
        • Japan
          • Tokyo
              • Osaka
                • Kyoto
              • Laos
                • Muang Ngoi
                • Luang Prabang
                • Xiengkhouang
                • Vang Vieng
                • Nong Khiaw
                • Thakhek
                • Pakse
                • Houay Xay
                • Vientiane
              • Malaysia
                • Sabah
                  • Kota Belud
                • Melaka
                • Langkawi
                • Kota Kinabalu
                • Kuching & Sarawak
                • Kuala Lumpur
                • Penang
                • East of Peninsular Malaysia
              • Myanmar
                • Yangon
              • Nepal
                • Kathmandu
                • Pokhara
              • Philippines
                • Manila & around
                • Puerto Galera
                • Boracay
                • Bohol
                • Palawan & Coron
                • Northern Luzon
                • Cebu & around
              • Singapore
                • Singapore City
              • South Korea
                • Busan
                • Seoul
                  • Cheongju
                  • Gangneung
                  • Jeju
                • Sri Lanka
                  • Colombo
                • Taiwan
                  • Taipei
                • Thailand
                  • Sukhothai
                  • Ayutthaya
                  • Koh Lanta
                  • Hua Hin
                  • Koh Chang
                  • Chiang Dao
                  • Nakhon Si Thammarat
                  • Trat
                  • Krabi
                    • Railay Beach
                  • Chiang Mai
                  • Koh Samui
                    • Bophut Beach
                    • Maenam Beach
                  • Chiang Rai
                  • Bangkok
                  • Phuket
                    • Phang Nga Bay
                    • Chalong Bay
                    • Phuket Town
                    • Patong Beach & Kathu
                    • Kata Beach
                  • Kanchanaburi
                  • Koh Tao
                  • Pattaya
                  • Koh Phi Phi
                • Vietnam
                  • Hanoi & Halong Bay
                  • Hoi An
                  • Ho Chi Minh & around
                  • Sapa
                  • Con Dao Island
                  • Phu Quoc Island
                  • Danang
                  • Nha Trang
                  • Hue
                  • Dalat
                  • Hanoi
                • Vouchers