Ca Tru – A Unique Vietnamese Music Genre

Ca Tru – A Unique Vietnamese Music Genre

Ca Tru singing– a unique musical genre of Vietnamese – has been raised and preserved throughout the past 10 centuries. Ca Tru is varied and subtle combination among poetry, music and dancing.

Many villages in the provinces of North Delta such as Hanoi (Thai Ha stress), Bac Ninh, Vinh Phuc … are home to Ca Trù tunes. Especially, all people in Lo Khe village (Dong Anh – Hanoi) sing Ca Trù to earn a living.Ca Trù Singing

First appeared in the early 11th century and became popular in the 15th century, but in the second half of the 20 century, Ca Trù singing was known all over the world for the first time through the singing of artist Quach Thi Ho (1909 – 2001). And then, Ca Trù was learned by a lot of foreign musicians.

These musicians studied, developed and introduced Ca Trù singing at many renowned universities in the world. To understand more about the unique culture of Vietnam, you can refer to Ultimate Vietnam.

Going through ups and downs of history, today, Ca Trù has reached a high aesthetic level and played an important role not only in Vietnam but also of all humanity.

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