Vietnamese overseas dan bau (monochord) musician Pham Duc Thanh returns for his milestone concert at the Hanoi Opera House on March 3, where he will perform the first Vietnamese traditional instrument.
Some 21 Vietnamese performers and musicians took the stage at the International Folklore Festival in Bistrita, north Romania, from July 27-31 with traditional songs and dances.
VOV.VN - This year’s annual Mekong Delta Music Festival (March 9-12) will celebrate Don Ca Tai Tu song and dance that took root in southern Vietnam in the late nineteenth century.
The dan bau, Vietnam’s indigenous monochord zither produces sounds which represent the Vietnamese soul. It fascinates locals and foreigners and is an important part of the nation’s musical legacy.
VOV.VN - Vietnam’s dan bau, or monochord, produces seductive sounds which represents the Vietnamese soul and feelings. Dan bau is considered a special witness of Vietnam’s history and culture.
Vietnamese music researchers have reacted heatedly to recent Chinese claim that Dan bau (monochord zither) is a traditional Chinese instrument and not Vietnamese.
Vietnamese agencies, including the National Institute of Music, Folk Arts Association of Vietnam and Vietnam Musicians’ Association, are aiming to ally with the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Sports to propose to UNESCO to recognise dan bau as a world heritage.
A concert was held in the northern province of Vinh Phuc on October 17 as part of the second Asia-Europe New Music Festival and the 34th Asian Composers League (ACL) Festival and Conference.
The Can Tho authorities in coordination with the concerned agencies have commenced work on the construction of some key projects of 2016, including the building of the Cam Thi cable-stayed bridge.
Students of Tran Hung Dao Primary School’s class 5/5 in Ho Chi Minh City are happily singing Ly Cay Cong, a traditional song of southern Vietnam with memorable and meaningful lyrics, in a music class.
Nguyen Thi Thanh Tam was the first woman to play the dan bau in Vietnam and she has wowed audiences around the world with her musical gift.
The band The Six Tones, including two Vietnamese traditional instrument players Nguyen Thanh Thuy, Ngo Tra My and Swedish guitarist Stefan Ostersjo, will join string players from the Seattle Symphony Orchestra in a concert later this month.