Ca Tru Hanoi Club – club to experience traditional Vietnamese music
Last Update: 24th October 2020
Established in 1990, Ca Tru Hanoi Club is aimed to preserve, promote and pass on the most traditional music in Vietnam – Ca Tru. Created in the 11th Century, the distinctive Ca Tru Singing attracts more and more attentions in Vietnam and even around the world nowadays.
Ca Tru Hanoi Club Fast Facts
- Name: Ca Tru Hanoi Club
- Location: 42 Hàng Bạc, Hàng Buồm, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội
- Things to do there: Listen to music, Traditional Arts
- Who visits: Music Lovers
- Time required: 1 – 2 x Hours
What to expect at the Ca Tru Hanoi Club
Situated in Hanoi Old Quarter, Ca Tru Hanoi Club is dedicated to preserve the Ca Tru – an Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding acclaimed by the UNESCO in 2009. Ca Tru originates from the folk music in Northern Vietnam. A female singer, and two musical instrumentalists make up for the Ca Tru group. The female singer employs the breathing techniques and vibrato to create a beautiful sound. When singing, she always claps a wooden box or beat time with rhythm. Both of the instrumentalists create deep tones and powerful sounds through playing a three-stringed lute and drumming. Some of the Ca Tru performances include dancing shows.
Different forms of Ca Tru can achieve different social purposes, including singing for worship, singing for entertainment, singing in the palace, and singing in competition. There are 56 different musical forms or tunes in Ca Tru. Every kind of tune is called “Cach”. Folk artists use verbal and technical means of communication to let Ca Tru live for generations.
Ca Tru Hanoi Club always hold concerts on the evening of Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from 20:00 to 21:00. The female singer sings the song in Vietnamese. The club also offer English interpretation for the audience throughout the show demonstrating the cultural scene in ancient Vietnam. It also introduces the history of Ca Tru and the instruments to the audience. If interested, the audience also has a chance to play the instruments.
Best time to visit Ca Tru Hanoi Club
The Ca Tru show is always held on the evening of Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from 20:00 to 21:00.
You could visit the club around the year.
How to get to the Ca Tru Hanoi Club
Unfortunately, there is no direct bus to the club. The only option is to rent a vehicle to the club.
Additional Ca Tru Hanoi Club Travel Advice
- Opening hours: 20:00 – 21:00 for the Ca Tru Show (Wednesday, Friday and Sunday)
- As at 24th October 2020, the entrance pricing to the club is 210,000 VND per person. For the latest pricing information, please contact us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Please keep quiet in the club.