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Review of Ca Tru Thang Long

Ca Tru Thang Long
Ranked #27 of 290 things to do in Hanoi
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Owner description: "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.
Reviewed 28 November 2013

A great snap shot of traditional vietnamese performing arts without going too long or being boring! Unfortunately there was only three of us at the theatre! Hopefully more people will realise the significance and support this performance! You can not do better for a few dollars US

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Reviewed 26 November 2013

A good performance to see
Thank you very much Impressive Travel Vietnam help us to arrange tickets for seeing Ca Tru. That was a wonderful and worthy evening to enjoy an ancient valued culture in music
The music is so memorable to us. and Pho Kim Duc, she is a very famous ca tru vocalist in Kham Thien street between 1943 and 1945.
The performers were extremely passion in passing on this tradition and although they take their roles seriously, but they indeed very friendly.
We felt more excited and satisfied with a great opportunity to try playing instruments and enjoy green tea and sweets in break time.
Thank you for all your helps, besides Ca tru Tickets, we also had a very nice time in Halong Bay, Sapa and Hanoi peaceful city.. Hopefully, we got time to back Vietnam one more time

Thank Yong J
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

A beautiful, atmospheric evening - a wonderful contrast with the busy-ness of the Old Quarter street outside. The music is extraordinary and very intimate - no microphones are used. The performers are very passionate about passing on this tradition and although they take their roles seriously, they are also very friendly. With an opportunity to try the instruments and the sharing of green tea and sweets, this felt like a genuine cultural exchange and was a delight.

Thank Phi H
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Reviewed 10 November 2013 via mobile

If you are after a step back in time, a calm and intimate evening with some romance, this is the place. I was very happy to see that both young and old performers were so involved in preserving this music and tradition. Beautiful setting, small crowd. Hope this show stays as it is for very lobg time. Enjoy.

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Reviewed 8 November 2013

A great experience which felt very authentic. Wonderful dedicated singers and musicians keeping alive an old art form. The venue itself was old and beautiful. The atmosphere was almost ethereal. We were able to try the instruments out halfway through. Dont miss this one.

Thank Palmerrookes
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