Giai dieu #57 x

Ca trù, "song with clappers”, 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 (such as the French administration in the 20th century) as well as performing religious songs for the royal court. Ca trù is now inscribed on the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage in need of urgent safeguarding and it’s a real pleasure to see kids performing Ca Trù in new ways, playing with the ancient rules and then invigorating the old tradition!