Art of Đờn ca tài tử music and song in southern Viet Nam
UNESCO: Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity – 2013
Description: Performed at festivals, death anniversary rituals and celebrations, Đờn ca tài tử is a musical art that evokes the people’s life and work on the land and rivers of southern Viet Nam. Instrumentalists and singers express their feelings by improvising, ornamenting and varying the ‘skeletal melody’ and main rhythmic patterns of these pieces, based on twenty principal songs and seventy-two classical songs. Đờn ca tài tử is handed down through oral transmission, based on imitation, from master to student.
Country(ies): Viet Nam
© 2011 by Vietnamese Institute for Musicology
Duration: 00:10:04 – Support: DVD (0073300004)