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Viet Nam: Ca Tru & Quan Ho - Traditional Music

Various Artists
Viet Nam: Ca Tru & Quan Ho - Traditional Music The northern Vietnamese vocal song traditions of ca trù and quanh?are the focus of this recording. Ca trù, literally translated as “song with little tokens,” is a genre of Vietnamese chamber music sung only by female vocalists with instrumental accompaniment. Ca trù singing was inscribed on the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding in 2009. This 1976 recording was made in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam by noted musicologist Tr?n Van Khê. The ca trù songs, including classics in the repertoire, are sung by Quach Thi Hô, one of only a small number of ca trù singers at the time. Additional tracks are examples of quan h? songs. Quan h? is a genre that originated in Bac Ninh province (now called Ha Bac), about 30 kilometers from Hanoi. Sung by both men and women with instrumental accompaniment, the songs are passed orally from generation to generation.

Track Listing

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Bác phan Quach Thi Hô, Dinh Khàc Ban, Truc Hiên Nguyên Nhu Lâm 03:10
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Two thê: muou & hát noi Quach Thi Hô, Dinh Khàc Ban, Truc Hiên Nguyên Nhu Lâm 07:12
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Ty bà hành Quach Thi Hô, Dinh Khàc Ban, Truc Hiên Nguyên Nhu Lâm 13:17
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Goi do ("I call the passer-by") Hai Cai, Phuong Dua, Van Tich, Manh Thang 03:51
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Coi-giâu ("The tray of betel") Ba Manh, Tu Van, Son Ma, Van Tich 01:26
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Duong ban kim loan ("The road of friendship") Nam Dang, Sau Ha, Huynh Bat, Son Ma, Công Huynh, Van Tich 03:10
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So câu nhu y ("What one desires has come true") Ba Manh, Tu Van 03:07
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Dêm qua nho ban ("Last evening I thought of my girlfriend or boyfriend") Ba Trong, Hai Cai, Công Huynh, Nguyen Ngoc Trac 04:40
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Nguoi oi nguoi o dung vê ("Friends, stay here, don't go home now") n/a 03:42
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Ke bac nguoi nam ("Some are in the North, some in the South") Hai Lam, Ba Trong, Hai Cai, Tu Van, Phuong Dua, Nguyen Ngoc Trac, Công Huynh, Van Tich, Manh Thang, Huynh Bat, Son Ma 03:12