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"Hat Xam" returns to the big stage

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Lovers of “Hat Xam” (blind buskers’ singing) will have a chance to savour a spectacular art performance of the traditional music genre “ at the Hanoi Opera House on January 20.

The event is co-hosted by the Centre for Research, Preservation and Promotion of Vietnamese Traditional Culture and the Centre for Research, Preservation and Promotion of Vietnamese Traditional Music in an attempt to reaffirm the art’s emblematic value to Vietnamese traditional folk music.

Director of the Centre for Research, Preservation and Promotion of Vietnamese Traditional Culture, Professor Hoang Chuong, who is also general director of the performance programme, said the art was very popular in many northern localities and Hanoi during the early 20 th century.

The performance will consist of three parts, traditional Xam, contemporary Xam, and Xam in combination with other musical genres. 

The event will feature numerous artists, including Thanh Ngoan, Thuy Ngan, saxophone artist Phan Anh Dung, singer Ha Linh, beat boxer Minh Kien, and the Ha Thanh Xam group.

Source: VNA
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