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Commemorative site for cai luong musician listed as national relic

Update: April, 05/2014 - 10:13

HCM CITY (VNS) — A commemorative site for cai luong (reformed opera) musician Cao Van Lau has been listed as a national relic, according to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

The musician's grave is located on three hectares of land in Bac Lieu City in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta Province of Bac Lieu.

The site was designated a historical and cultural relic by the province's People's Committee.

Cao Van Lau (1892-1976) is the composer of Da co hoai lang, a song that started a new genre of cai luong in the 1920s.

The Tan Hung Communal House and Thien Hau Temple in the province are also recognised as national relics.— VNS

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