National Ca Tru Festival will be held in Hanoi in late August with the participation of troupes from 15 cities in Vietnam. The festival is celebrated by the Institute of Music and Departments of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
Xam singing is a type of Vietnamese folk music which is popular in the Northern region. Currently, Xam artists in Hanoi have released a music video about the East Sea issue, a hot issue attracting the attention of both the domestic and international.
The preparation for National Ca Tru Festival which will take place from August 26th to 29th 2014 has been completed. The festival is assessed as one of the most desirable cultural festivals in Vietnam this year.
The National Ca Tru Festival 2014 has just ended successfully. The festival has brought sounds of Ca Tru to the public and marked a milestone in efforts to preserve and promote the cultural Ca Tru heritage.
The culture of an ethnic group is a kind of heritage and precious treasure in the development of the group. Among them, “Khap” singing of Tay ethnic people has humanity values contributing to diversifying the Vietnamese folk culture.
As popular genre of folk art, “xam” singing is not selective about performers and performance spaces. Over the time, “xam” singing still keeps its spiritual values. It is the melody of soul of Vietnamese people through different generations.
Xam singing is one of unique traditional folk music genres in Vietnam. The art has been existed for 700 years along with the ups and downs of Vietnam history. Xam singing is recognized as an intangible cultural world heritage by UNESCO.