Tuesday, 28/09/2021
  • "Mai nhi" and "Mai day" singing inspired on the river (Photo: internet) “Mai nhi” and “mai day” singing
    Update 9/24/2020 10:52:48 AM
    “Mai nhi” and “mai day” singing are associated with rivers and boats. Their melodies reflect the characteristics of Hue rivers which are gentle, slow-moving and romantic.

  • Quet Voi singing
    Update 9/22/2020 8:48:15 AM
    As its name suggests, “quet voi” singing is originally accompanied by the sound generated during grinding limestone.

  • Chau Van singing festival held in Hue Festival 2018 Chau Van - Vietnamese ritual singing
    Update 9/21/2020 1:56:53 PM
    Chau van is a kind of Vietnamese ritual singing performed during rituals to honor Mother Goddess and accompanying gods.

  • Tuong Hue (Source: internet) The history of Hue classical opera
    Update 9/17/2020 1:41:07 PM
    The history of Hue classical opera is said to begin in 1627 when Dao Duy Tu first introduced to Lord Nguyen Phuc Nguyen. Therefore Dao Duy Tu is said to be the founder of “Tuong Hue” (Hue classical opera) and is still worshiped by artists today.

  • "Ho gia gao" in Thanh Toan tile roofed bridge (Photo: Lam Truc) Rice grinding singing
    Update 8/21/2020 11:00:59 AM
    Ho gia gao (literally "rice grinding" singing) used to be one of the popular activities in Thua Thien Hue rural areas. It was also held in the city, attracting craftsmen and locals near and far. Today, exciting shows organized in Truong Ba Tuan, a famous theater in Hue city in early 20th century are still clear in the mind of senior generations.

  • Photo: internet Hue lullaby
    Update 8/20/2020 1:43:40 PM
    Hue lullabies are slow and soothing. They often remind listeners of small rattan houses and green peaceful gardens at noon. Their melodies and mothers’ gentle shaking of the crib easily make babies fall asleep.

  • Hue court music performance today (Photo: internet) Art values of Hue court music
    Update 8/19/2020 9:55:21 AM
    Hue court music is one of local unique cultural values recognized as the masterpiece of oral tradition and Cultural Intangible World Heritage by UNESCO.

  • Bai choi singing in Thanh Thuy Chanh village, Thua Thien Hue province (Photo: internet) Bai Choi Singing
    Update 8/18/2020 11:14:51 AM
    Ho bai choi (Bai choi singing) is commonly performed while playing "bai toi", a popular card game in Central Vietnam.

  • Hue Singing performance on the Huong river (Photo: internet) Hue Singing
    Update 8/18/2020 9:39:15 AM
    Ca Hue (Hue Singing) has its own position in both origin and characteristic. Some pieces of Hue Singing such as "Pham tuyet", "Long ngam", "Ngu doi", etc are religious performances which clearly show northern melodies. "Nam binh", "Nam ai" and "Tu dai canh" are quite close to folk music and affected by Champa music.

  • Photo: internet Religious music
    Update 8/17/2020 10:51:45 AM
    Religious music was used in daily religious occasions under feudal dynasty.


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