Spiritual singers of Red River Delta raise voices at festival
VINH PHUC (VNS)– A festival featuring chau van singing, a traditional performing art of the Hong (Red) River Delta, will take place from today to Saturday in the northern province of Vinh Phuc and will feature singers and instrumentalists from the northern provinces.
Chau van singing - also known as hat van and hat bong - combines singing and dancing and is often performed in the hau dong (mediumship) rite of the religion of the Mother Goddess.
The songs praise beneficent deities and national heroes. The melodies are joyful and animated with tambourine, castanets and cymbal. -- VNS