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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

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Moon-Shaped Lute or Dan Nguyet
Traditional Musical instruments Introduction
Wedding Ceremony
Releasing pigeons (tha chim)
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Throwing a sacred ball through the ring (nem con)
Modern Dancing
Overview of traditional festivals
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