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Traditional music is facing a decline since imported foreign sounds, right through from rock to hip-hop, are becoming ever more popular, but one man is slowly trying to reverse the trend.

Original Xoan melodies preserved in Phu Tho ancestral land

Xoan singing of the northern midland province of Phu Tho is a folk ritual singing performed in temples and communal houses to worship the Hung Kings, the legendary founders of the Vietnamese nation, deities, or a village's tutelary gods.

Young artists reinvigorate traditional theatre

Young artists in traditional music and theatre are working to develop and promote their art among young audiences in HCM City. 

Famous cai luong play from the 1980s to be restaged for Tet

Meritorious Artist and cai luong star Phuong Loan and her colleagues from the HCM City-based Tran Huu Trang Cai Luong Theatre will stage a famous play from the 1980s by the late playwright and poet Luu Quang Vu of Hanoi. 

Cai luong star to release videos on YouTube

Binh Tinh, a talented theatre actress of HCM City, will release two videos featuring cai luong (reformed opera) on YouTube this week. 

Vietnamese traditional and contemporary music night

Đông Kinh Cổ Nhạc (Ancient Music Group of Tonkin) will team up together with Hanoi New Music Ensemble to present a traditional and contemporary music night tomorrow at L’Espace.

Young artist destigmatizing folk singing with modern beats

Young singer Ha Myo has launched a unique music video combining traditional folk melodies of Xam singing and modern tunes between rap and electronic dance music genres. Let’s take a look!

Five localities host national traditional music festival

Ten HCM City art troupes are performing at the National Traditional Musical Instrumentalist and Ensembles Festival 2020.

Rekindling and reimagining a musical artform

Musician Nguyen Quang Long is well-known for his devotion in reviving xam (blind busker’s singing). Actually, he’s also a researcher of various types of traditional performing arts.

Fighting against virus with traditional music

After many modern tunes have encouraged citizens to help stop the COVID-19 pandemic, now it is the turn of traditional Vietnamese music. 

Vietnam’s culture boosted in Lyon

The first Vietnam Festival was organised in Lyon, France on July 6-7, entertaining visitors with traditional music, lion dances and ao dai (long dress) performances.

New state-owned troupe offers water puppet shows

The Đất Võ Water Puppet Troupe of Quy Nhon City, Bình Định Province is offering performances of new, quality shows for people living in remote or rural areas who have limited entertainment choices.

TV game show revives traditional music

Residents in the Cuu Long (Mekong) River Delta region are encouraged to compete in the Tai Tu Miet Vuon (Traditional music), a TV game show  produced by the Dong Thap Radio and Television Station.

Young singer’s project praises Vietnam

 VietNamNet Bridge – Singer Bui Bich Phuong has completed a music project called “Viet Nam – Viet Nam” that praises the beauty of the country and its culture.

Xam Singing – A unique traditional music genre in Vietnam

 VietNamNet Bridge – “Xam” singing is a traditional art form which originated in Vietnam’s northern regions.

Pianist finds love in traditional opera

 VietNamNet Bridge – Pianist Pho An My will perform the Gio show at Cong Nhan Theatre on October 29. The show is a combination of piano pieces and Vietnamese cheo (traditional opera).

Traditional music enters curriculum

 VietNamNet Bridge – Tran Hung Dao Primary School’s class 5/5 students are happily singing Ly Cay Bong, a traditional song of southern Viet Nam with memorable and meaningful lyrics, in a music class.

Traditional music to be taught at HCM City schools

 VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City People’s Committee plans to include traditional music as an extracurricular activity in 48 primary and secondary schools in the upcoming 2016-2017 academic year and all schools in the 2017-2018 year.

Central artists to debut in Ha Noi with opera recital

 VietNamNet Bridge – Artists from the Hue Academy of Music will debut in the capital city at an opera show tomorrow, Oct 11.

House of wax in HCM City to honor great artists

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese cultural figures are being featured in wax figure museum by sculptors Nguyen Van Dong and Thai Ngoc Binh, who plan to make 100 wax figures of famous people and artists who made great contributions to traditional opera.