Singer brings xẩm folk singing to wider audience
Nguyễn Thu Phương, 36, was born and grew up in Quảng Ninh Province, home to many of Việt Nam's singers in genres such as pop, rock, hip-hop and R&B. However, she chose to specialise in folk music. After years of studying hát xẩm (blind busker's singing), Phương now has a leading role in this music in the country. She even holds free xẩm singing classes to revive and develop the folk genre. Phương spoke with Thanh Hà about her plans.