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Thang Long Ca Tru Guild

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Address: 28 Hang Buom Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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Phone Number: +84 122 326 6897
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"Visiting Vietnam without listening to a rhythm of ca tru traditional...

"Visiting Vietnam without listening to a rhythm of ca tru traditional music means that you've not discovered the real spirit of Vietnam yet." "Free yourself and get immersed in ca tru while enjoying performance by Thang Long Ca Tru Theatre. It is a voluntary, non-profit group of ca tru musicians founded in 2006. Long-time history, unique instruments, impressive music tones and meaningful song lyrics made ca tru recognized by UNESCO as the World Intangible Cutural Heritage." "This is a concert for about 70 persons held in an old temple in the old quarter of Hanoi. They are good about explaining the instruments and the history of the music. They even let you come try out the instruments. The hot tea and little cake is a nice touch at intermission" "The singers had such dear, expressive faces and sang with such intensity. The instruments were unique and had a real otherworldly quality to them and the presentation and overall performance were of a very high quality. I felt delighted, entertained and educated. Well worth going to see."-Visited wrote The show is on every Thursday and Saturday night at 8pm at 28 Hang Buom (Quan De Temple).

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Experience the traditional Music of Vietnam!

CA TRU Hanoi ... A Vietnamese Traditional Music Concert; this is a world intangible cultural heritage recognized by UNESCO - CA TRU. We attended the concert on July 19 th which... read more

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

A group of three went to this theatre, two were ambivalent but I thoroughly enjoyed this simple and elegant presentation of Vietnamese culture. Only takes an hour, the musicians explain each segment and the audience is invited to try the instruments in the interval. Great pre dinner activity.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2013

CA TRU Hanoi ... A Vietnamese Traditional Music Concert; this is a world intangible cultural heritage recognized by UNESCO - CA TRU. We attended the concert on July 19 th which was an intimate gathering of about 8 guests who thoroughly enjoyed the music and dance and explanations of such. It helped us to better understand the music and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2013

I wasn't planning on watching the show when we went to Hanoi as I wasn't sure I'd enjoy listening to songs in a language I couldn't understand. We happened to pass by the venue of the Ca Tru performance at the oldest house on Ma May St. when we took the electric car tour. I was intrigued when I saw... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2013

Feel like coming back to the old time. I was happy that they can keep the fire for our intangible heritage. It such a waste if we lost the source of Ca Tru singer. Should definitly go there. My husband could even try the drum ( me too) they taught us how to hit the drum of Ca Tru correctly.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2013

Very clever and fun to watch, the lack of vietnamese is no barrier at all. Great show, lasts about an hour so you can eat afterwards. Worth the money, but please if you go, turn off you camera flash, it's annoying!!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2013

The water puppet is unique and one of it's kind i guess....the story is not make us boring, the music is good too

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2013

Very entertaining and professionally done. It is also well priced for a 45 minute show. Very easy to find just opposite Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple. English and French explanations before each act of the show were very welcome. If you like this show you will love the one in Ho Chi Minh which is very funny.

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Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2013

Thourough explanations with emotional vocals. It is a bit hidden but well worth it. Catru art almost disappeared a while ago and Vietnam is trying to make it come back. The tea break in the middle of the performance is well appreciated.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2013

Was incredibly honoured to see a night of Ca Tru with the Ca Tru Thang Long group. All of these young folks have studied under two elderly masters, and under the leadership of Vietnamese traditional music master scholar Phạm Thị Huệ, are doing stunning work in resuscitating a presently-endangered Ca Tru from history. I can't recommend this enough. In a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2013

Music knows no borders. Wonderful artists. Some of them can express the pain or the story extremely well while they sing. Well organized. Book in advance to get front seats. Strongly recommended.

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