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Thang Long Ca Tru Guild

28 Hang Buom Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 122 326 6897
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Don't miss this traditional performance

We loved our experience at this concert. They explained the tradition, performed hauntingly... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2016
Chicago, Illinois

Really disappointed that only 4 people attended this outstanding performance. Class act! This... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2016
Chimp R
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"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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  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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28 Hang Buom Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 122 326 6897
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

We loved our experience at this concert. They explained the tradition, performed hauntingly beautiful songs, and even allowed you to try playing these ancient traditional instruments. Great arts to support while you're in town.

1  Thank hgelder
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Really disappointed that only 4 people attended this outstanding performance. Class act! This group is inspirational, with only 15 members they are doing a fantsatic job at keeping this beautiful and rare musical knowledge alive.

2  Thank Chimp R
Reviewed 30 May 2016

I'm not a traditional music buff but our visit to the Ca Tru performance was definitely a highlight of our holiday. Just seeing the interior of the obviously ancient building was worth well more than the entrance fee. I know nothing about traditional Vietnamese music...More

2  Thank Mark L
Reviewed 6 May 2016

The guy who said this was boring is obviously cultureless. I have to admit I don't generally like traditional dance or music performances and in the South of Vietnam it sounds like a cat being strangled. But this performance was great and the lady who...More

3  Thank travelmuchm0re
Reviewed 29 April 2016

I saw only a small portion of the show, as we were late. It was my first introduction to to Catru Music. I enjoyed the performance.

5  Thank Jean Ann F
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Found by chance- delightful discovery of a rare traditional Vietnamese music - Catru. Beautifully performed with great humility by artists who a clearly Masters or soon to be Masters of their art. You don't need to understand the words to appreciate the music's magic. If...More

2  Thank Frank N
Reviewed 9 April 2016

First, let me put this caveat out : to me, Vietnamese Music is an acquired taste. It needs a bit of getting used to, before you can fully appreciate it. It's not similar to Chinese, Korean or Japanese music, which even though I do not...More

2  Thank Kei F
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Ca trù music at the 28 Hàng Buóm is wonderful improvised music performed by a small, dedicated traditional group of musicians keeping this "UNESCO Cultural Heritage" alive. The performers are drawn from a group drawn from only 15 musicians, based in Hanoi. They create a...More

1  Thank Richard H
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Highly recommend this event. Nice refuge from the hustle and bustle of the old quarter. The setup is great, and you will have the opportunity to actually interact with the performance...

1  Thank kwanza9
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

If you want to experience something authentic, ancient, and sublime amidst an otherwise insanely noisy & chaotic Ha Noise, Viet Nam, attend the ca tru concert here. It was a wonderful setting with a tiny audience and is well-suited to anyone who is sincerely interested...More

1  Thank BriandeRiancho
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Heather R
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Response from CatruThangLong | Property representative |
28 Hang Buom St. Near Hoan Kiem lake. Please come and enjoy!
Heather E
31 December 2014|
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Response from CatruThangLong | Property representative |
We have set the regulations prohibit audiences using camera and mobile phones during the performance and not allow people to enter after the performance starts. I make sure that 28 Hang Buom Street- Den Quan De, now is the... More