Quan Ho

The birth place of quan ho folk songs is Bac Ninh Province. During village festivals, which are held every year, particularly in spring, young men and women gather in the yard of a communal house or pagoda, on a hill or in a rowing boat, and sing quan ho. This is a style of singing where songs alternate from group to group.

Quan ho singing is a folk art of a highly collective nature. Those who sing are not entertainers, but all are part of the performance, and anyone is welcome to join.

See Also

Throwing a sacred ball through the ring (nem con)
Xam Song
The game of squares (O an quan)
Villages – Guilds
Rija Festival Music
Releasing pigeons (tha chim)
The Game of the Dragon-Snake (rong ran)
Water Puppets
Tranh zither
Traditional Wedding Music of the Khmer