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  • Dan K’Ni
    on Jul 19, 2010 in Musical Instruments
    The K’Ni is a stringed musical instrument, sawing bow branch and is popular among many ethnic minority groups living in northern highlands (central Vietnam) such as Bahnar, Gia Rai, E De, Se Dang, Pako, and Hre… The most notable particularity of...
    on Jul 16, 2010 in Musical Instruments
    Pick up the flute with your left hand. Rotate it so the mouthpiece is facing you. The flute should extend to the right. Wrap your left hand around the flute and place your middle three fingers over the three holes closest to the mouthpiece. Lift your...
  • Cheo, a popular traditional music performance
    on Jul 14, 2010 in Musical Instruments
    There’s a folk verse in Vietnam that tells about a lazy guy who does not want to do anything but could not resist the attraction of a Cheo play, which has played a very important role in Vietnamese cultural life for a long time and is considered th...
  • Dan Nhi, Vietnamese two-chord fiddle
    on Jul 13, 2010 in Musical Instruments
    With melodious sounds, Dan Nhi becomes indispensable one in a traditional musical orchestra to express the subtle mood of man’s soul. Dan Nhi is a sort of vertical violin with two strings, a long handle and a sound box, held in front of the p...
  • The Klong put
    on Jul 13, 2010 in Musical Instruments
    The Klong put is the Xe Dang language name of a musical instrument of the wind family, air driving-in branch. It is played by ethnic groups in Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) such as the Xe Dang, Bahnar, Gia Rai, Hre, etc. A traditional Klong put con...
  • Have you ever listened to “Nhac tien chien”?
    on Jul 12, 2010 in Musical Instruments
    “Outside on the veranda, the autumn rain is gently falling. The somber sky is quieting, suspended clouds are scattering. Amidst the muffled wind blowing past in the autumn rain, who’s crying? who’s grieving…” are the so beautifu...
  • H’mong Pen Pipe
    on Jul 11, 2010 in Musical Instruments
    The Pen-pipe is a musical instrument of the wind family with the free vibrated reed, popular among almost all of Vietnam’s ethnicity in different forms. The Kinh (Viet) group calls it Khen, while the Mong ethnic minority call it the Kenh, and the...
  • T’rung – The traditional folk-musical instrument
    on Jul 10, 2010 in Musical Instruments
    As one of the most popular folk-music instrument of ethnic minority groups in Vietnam, T’rung is considered the symbol of Vietnam’s ethnic minority life. Appearance T’rung is one of the popular musical instruments closely associated with th...
  • Cai luong (Reformed Theatre)
    on Jul 10, 2010 in Talking MuSic
    Cai Luong (roughly translated as “renovated theatre”) is a form of modern folk opera, particularly famous in Southern Vietnam. It is the convergence of southern Vietnamese folk songs, classical music, tuong (a Chinese-based classical theatre form...
  • Sao Truc (Vietnamese Bamboo Flute)
    on Jul 10, 2010 in Musical Instruments
    Sao Truc, which is certainly Vietnam’s most well-known wind instrument with arch-form blowing hole, has long been attached to the cultural and spiritual life of Vietnamese people. A vertically-held bamboo flute is made from the very bottom of...
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