Hue Folk Songs
Thua Thien – Hue Province’s culture department is drafting a plan to build a theater for Ca Hue (Hue folk music singing) to turn the traditional musical art into a tourist attraction besides Hue’s natural and historical destinations and traditional cuisine.
Ca Hue, which were renowned from the 17th – 18th centuries and played at Lord Nguyen’s royal palaces as well as among the common people, will be also brought back to be performed at Hue royal palaces, Phan Tien Dung, head of the department said.
The department is also working with 140 travel agencies from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to bring Hue traditional arts to tours besides maintaining the regular shows at local theaters and on the Huong River.
The action is part of the province’s effort to boost up the local tourism industry that is being seen as unexciting for foreigners as there are few choices of entertainment.
For many foreign tourists, entertainment in local traditional arts includes only water puppet shows.
Recently, the Hanoi’s Golden Bell Cai Luong Theater put on stage its first folk opera accompanied by a special service with English interpretation for foreign tourists last week and got positive responses.