The classical Vietnamese theatre form tuong has faced difficulties in broadening its appeal to the general public, particularly the young, but this could be changing thanks to a series of programmes created by the Vietnam Tuong Theatre.
Artists from the Vietnam Tuong Theatre will perform at the China-ASEAN Theatre Festival and Forum, which opens in Nanning in China’s Guangxi Province on November 27.
Xam (blind busker singing) is a centuries-old singing style of Vietnamese people in the northern region. It has long been recognised as an important part of national cultural heritage.
The Voice of HCM City People (VOH) has launched a special art project offering folk music, dance and singing performances this month.
Chamber music singer Khanh Ly has released a surprise new folk album entitled Lời Ru Nguồn Cội (Lullaby from the Origin).
A group of young Mong people in Hanoi will perform a Mong folk song with a new arrangement at the Our Music project review on December 27.
With the introduction of modern musical forms, the folk music of ethnic Khmer in the southern region has encountered multiple problems retaining its popular status.