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Thang Long Ca Tru Guild

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Address: 28 Hang Buom Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone Number: 84(0)1 223 266 897
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Description: "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 Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday night at 6pm and 8pm, Friday and Sunday night at 8pm at 28 Hang Buom (Quan De Temple).
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Over 1000 year old music in Quan De Temple

On noisy crowded walking street, the temple looks small as other personal house. But the architect inside looks so subtle and classic that it s very suitable with traditional... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

On noisy crowded walking street, the temple looks small as other personal house. But the architect inside looks so subtle and classic that it s very suitable with traditional music performance. You can drink jasmine tea and bean cake and experience playing the musical instrument also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I was looking for see something with Vietnamese traditional and this is the best show I have seen : Ca Tru is something very interesting with differences than we could imagine . I love to watch it and would like to advice you , don't miss it when you have chance to go to Hanoi old quarter. Wish you enjoy... More 

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The singing was beautiful and the performers took pains in involving the audience in their performance. Listening to what is, a nearly lost art made the show all the more fascinating.

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Yuyao, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The show is performed by a group of professionals. But I doubt everyone of them are professionally trained, the girl who received us have great grasp of English, but she seems to be the least knowledgable person during the Q&A in the end. The form of presentation the show is not common. Guests are asked to try the instruments merely... More 

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Palm Bay, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Enjoyed the performance of instruments and singing that goes back many, many years. Takes several years to learn the singing and not too many young people want to be involved.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Stop by midweek, or midday, to get your tickets and arrive a bit early to sit right up front. Then, be prepared to be wowed as classically-trained vocalists and musicians resurrect Ca Tru, an ancient genre of chamber music that will bend your ears backwards and build your appreciation for Asian art and culture. The sounds are unique, at times... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

We attended a private performance of Ca Tru since my husband and I were the only people in the audience on a stormy evening in Hanoi. The temple where they perform is very close to a weekend market, and to famous beer corner popular among tourists and locals alike. These young ladies performed beautifully,and acted professionally despite having only 2... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The Thang Long Ca Tru Guild performs beautiful traditional music that is unique to Viet Nam, and attending one of their shows is an unforgettable experience for anyone who enjoys the culture of this amazing country :)) The Ca Tru style of music is based on a small and simple ensemble of a few performers, with a drum, resonating wood... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Everyone should go to see the beautiful and amazing work done here. This is a real gem, absolutly genuine, real tradition trying to be keeped. And one can have the luck to be there. I was reading about this kind of singings, which were really declared just 6 years ago Intangible Cultural Heritage. I was expecting anything, cause it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This was a wonderful way to spend an hour and take in an authentic performance, support their traditional art form, enjoy the temple in which they perform... And all for only 10 USD. Located very near the "beer corner" so you walk through a lot of chaos to get there, but a wonderful experience all the way around.

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Address: 28 Hang Buom Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone Number: 84(0)1 223 266 897
Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Hanoi

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