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Japanese artists participate in traditional show

Update: October, 14/2016 - 09:00
Kodo group will join The Music Story of the Old Quarter show on October 14. Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — A group of Japanese artists from the Kodo art group will participated in the monthly traditional music show Chuyện Nhạc Phố Cổ.

The show is being held on October 14 at the Old Quarter Culture Exchange Centre on 50 Đào Duy Từ Street.

Organised by Đông Kinh Cổ Nhạc or Traditional Vietnamese Music Group, this regular show, familiar to many lovers of Việt Nam’s traditional music, depicts the journey of the country’s traditional music and culture.

The programme includes excerpts from classical plays of various vocal arts, such as chầu văn (mediumship ritual singing), chèo (traditional opera), xẩm (singing by blind baskers), ca trù (chamber music) and tuồng (classical drama), with artists such as Xuân Hoạch, Thanh Hoài, Mẫn Thu, Thanh Bình and Thúy Ngần participating in the show.

 The show will not use any sound amplifiers, but only silk-stringed traditional musical instruments, one of the project’s successful attempts to restore folk musical instruments by Đông Kinh Cổ Nhạc.

First introduced in May 2015, Chuyện Nhạc Phố Cổ is held monthly to provide a general introduction to the traditional and contemporary music of Việt Nam’s 1,000-year-old capital Hà Nội.

The show begins at 8pm. — VNS


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