This was one of the most authentic experiences in Hanoi. Held thrice a week, this show accepts only 25 audience members per show. The event was held in a restored ancient music house.
The event encourages the revival and development of the ancient Cat Ru music houses and has various music students playing 10th-15th century musical instruments.
The show is not "touristy" in a good way -- they take this very seriously and tourist or not you are expected to follow the protocol and experience authentic Vietnamese culture. The emcee was a 12 yr old Cat Ru exponent.
The music is divine, sublime and every other memorable phrase you can think of. Not to be missed.
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