ca tru

Ca Tru: The Highs And Lows

In 2009, UNESCO recognised ca tru as an intangible cultural heritage in need of urgent safeguarding. It is now making a comeback into Vietnamese society, but what happened to this once popular, enchanting style of musical entertainment that brought it to such dire straits? From the court to the bars The origins of ca tru […]

Vietnamese culture - Hue royal city

Overview of Vietnamese culture

Welcome to Vietnam, an ancient country with a complex history and an even more complex culture. Today’s Vietnamese culture is a patchwork of traditions. First, there were the ancient Dong Son communities from the millennium before Christ. Add ancient and modern Chinese influences, leftover traces from the French colonial period. Include a mishmash of traditions […]