“Cải Lương” singing originated in the southern of Vietnam in the early 20th century, which was mostly believed to first appear in Mekong Delta, the Cai Luong (literal translated as reformed opera) is a form of modern folk opera in Vietnam.
It is easily to recognize the music of Cai Luong via its soundtrack of guitar and zither, and its content rather like telling a story. There are two parts in a Cai Luong : the dialogue part and the singing part to express thoughts and emotions. The success of Cai Luong is much depended on the sweet voices of the cast, the melodies that are much appreciated by the audience.
Nowadays, Cai Luong is a unique and interesting art performance of people in Saigon city and southern provinces of Vietnam, contributes much to enrich the spiritual life of Vietnamese people as well as the treasure of Vietnam folk songs.
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