Traditional revivalist theatre improves the soul, claims veteran
For a long time there was the opinion that cai luong (reformed theatre) could only be sung well by artists from the Cuu Long (Mekong) River Delta, the birth place of the musical form. Then came Thanh Thanh Hien from Ha Noi to put a stop to the stereotype. In a 30-year career, she has performed in 20 serious plays and cut dozens of albums performing southern-style cai luong. The genre is split into the southern and central styles.