Ca trù singing

Ca trù became a fully developed music genre in the 15th century. At that time it was often performed in the village communal house on the occasion of worshipping the village tutelary god. Later, it was performed in the royal palace and at private houses, in “singing bars” (ca quán) and at singing competitions (known as Hát thi).

Ca trù is a sophisticated art of sung poetry. A Ca trù group usually includes a singer who both sings and plays the clappers (known as the phách), an instrumentalist who plays the đàn đáy three-stringed lute, and a “praise drummer” known as quan viên cầm chầu. The complex music of Ca trù is constituted by a highly ornamented singing voice punctuated by the diverse rhythms on the clappers, the deep tone of the đàn đáy threestringed lute and the strong sounds of the praise drum. Some Ca trù performances also include dance (please see the supplementary inventory materials). According to folk artists, Ca trù has 56 different musical forms or melodies, each of which is called thể cách.
Location 베트남
Running time 09:41
Collection title 유튜브
Copyright 유네스코

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