City marks cai luong traditional day

A special performance to commemorate anniversary of the ancestor of cai luong will be held at the Hung Dao Theater in Ho Chi Minh City on September 29.

Cai luong actress Bach Tuyet and actor Minh Vuong perform in a scene of the play titled Doi co Luu (Mrs.Luu's life)  (Photo: Vnexpress)

More than 100 stalwarts and young actors and dancers like People’s Artist Thanh Tong, Meritorious Artist Bach Tuyet, Thoai Mieu, Minh Vuong, Vu Linh, Thanh Kim Hue, Phuong Loan, Kim Tu Long, Thoai My, Chau Thanh, Vu Luan, Tu Suong, Trinh Trinh, Khanh Tuan, and others will take part.

The traditional day was previously organized in the traditional theater house at 133 Co Bac Street in District 1 by the artists’ mutual assistance board under the HCMC Stage Association’s in the morning of September 29.

Another performance of cai luong and music will be also held in Dam Sen Park by Nu Cuoi Moi (New Smile) Theater and comedian Hoai Linh in the evening of September 29.

A celebration featuring traditional rites will be organized by the HCM City Hat Boi (classical opera) Art Theater on September 30.

In addition, a cai luong festival Da co hoai lang (Missing husband whilst hearing drumbeat) will be held from September 29 to October 3 in the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu. The festival is named after the old song written by Cao Van Lau and improved into vong co- a major structure of traditional music in cai luong.

Sources Sggp, TTO – Translated by Khanh Huy

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