|A performance of ca Hue, a folk music genre that originated in Hue.
THUA THIEN - HUE (VNS) — Hue will host a folk music festival in May, gathering performance artists from a range of troupes from central Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue provinces.
According to the Thua Thien-Hue Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the festival will be held to promote unique forms of folk music and aid the preservation of traditional music, threatened by the popularity of modern art forms.
The festival will also serve as a platform for folk artists to exchange and train young artists, including vocalists and traditional musical instrument performers.
Shows at the festival will include solo and group performances, featuring the distinctive tunes and melodies of each locality.
In addition to folk art troupes, the festival will attract guest groups from the Hue club in HCM City, the Hue band in Voice of Viet Nam, and the Hue Music Academy.
Ca Hue, or Hue tunes, is a unique art form that was developed by feudal mandarin families during the Nguyen dynasty (1802-1945). It later spread, becoming a common form of folk music. — VNS