Quan Ho Bac Ninh

Quan Ho Bac Ninh

Product Description

Exceptional CD of traditional quan ho Singing from Bac Ninh province in northern Vietnam. A call and response tradition, only young people used to sing quan ho as the majority of song topics focused on young love. Quan Ho has always been a developing, living tradition, and nowadays older people sing too. Originally they were sung at the spring festival when farmers left to enjoy the weather and relax. A verbal and poetic introduction begins each song, the best singers lauded for their ability to leave an impression of gracefulness. This wonderful CD features mainly female singers, including Thuy Cai, Khanh Ha, Thanh Hieu, and male singers Quy Trang and Ba Trong. Slow, reflective with an eerie quality, this is a superb introduction to one of Vietnam's most vibrant musical traditions.

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