Traditional musical arts to rock the boat at Festival Hue

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Three of Vietnam's most precious traditional musical arts will be performed on a floating stage at the Festival Hue this June.

The performance, Hoi tho cua nuoc (Water's Breath), will draw together 350 performers on a 1,500-square-meter stage floating in Tinh Tam Lake.

The work, scheduled for June 6, 9 and 11 as part of Hue Festival June 5-13, includes three UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritages: ca tru a complex form of sung poetry using lyrics written in traditional Vietnamese poetic forms quan ho Bac Ninh folk singing from the northern province of Bac Ninh and Nha nhac Hue royal court music from Hue.

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