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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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Make this one of your things to do in Hanoi. They are trying very hard to revive a beautiful art form and need more exposure. Beautiful evening in a historical building.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 November 2013
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2013

Make this one of your things to do in Hanoi. They are trying very hard to revive a beautiful art form and need more exposure. Beautiful evening in a historical building.

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Hoi An, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2013

As tourist the museum's we visit enrich our knowlege of the country and culture but this Ca Tru experience reveals the soul of Vietnam And the underlying nature of the Vietnamese people You'll be poorer if you miss this concert

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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

A magical air filled the concert venue once the performers got on stage and started singing and playing their instruments. Lovely way to spend an hour of your time in Hanoi. If you're traveling to have fun and experience true Vietnamese culture, don't forget to visit Thang Long Ca Tru Theatre!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

As I recall we saw a musical group perform in the evening at 42-44 Hang Bac Street. We enjoyed it very much. The seemed very sincere in their desire to perpetuate the art of Ca Tru and created a very warm environment introducing songs in both Vietnamese and English. It is an intimate and magical setting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

Ca Tru is an admittedly acquired taste, but as with everything in Vietnam, the more you know, the more you are delighted. It is a very romantic art form, requiring the utter devotion of its performers - which is obvious during any performance. It is amazing at both extremes. The older performers carry the tradition like they would a fragile... More 

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