The primary influence on traditional Vietnamese music is the music of China and to a lesser degree the Indochinese kingdom of Champa (circa 10th century to 19th century). However, this 1971 recording illustrates Vietnam’s own special styles, which include the hát ả đào or sung poetry of the North and the cải lương or theatre music of the South. Themes of freedom, independence, and personal and spiritual exploration are captured in these art forms dating back 500 years. The liner notes include musical notation and explain the content and history of each selection.
Traditional Vietnamese music is highly diverse and syncretistic, combining native and foreign influences, and influences from Vietnam's ethnic minority groups. Throughout its history, Vietnam has been most heavily influenced by the Chinese musical tradition, as an integral part, along with Korea, Mongolia and Japan. The former Indochinese kingdom of Champa also exerted some influence (albeit more minor when compared to China) on Vietnam's traditional music.
The traditional Vietnamese Court Theatre called hat Iuong or hat boi was codified towards the beginning of the fourteenth century and, since the nineteenth century, has become a popular theatre, especially in the South. Hat b6i troupes t our from village to village, giving performances in makeshift halls to a wide audience . Musicological Institute of Vietnam, Viet Nam Court Theatre Music (Hat-Boi). Used drive : TSSTcorpCDDVDW SH-216AB Adapter: 0 ID: 0.
Fashion in the north is more subdued, with outward displays of ostentatious wealth seen as a negative trait of their southern relatives. You can, however, expect to see fine silks and quality tailored outfits. And thanks to the booming economy, local fashion designers are thriving as well. Young people in the south could easily pass for teenagers in America, with their jeans and t-shirts.
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North Vietnam was controlled under communism while South Vietnam was controlled under a democracy. After the 1954 Geneva Accords, an estimated two million Catholics, land owners and others in North Vietnam moved to South Vietnam. Many feared the communists would kill them if they stayed. Less than 100,000 move from South Vietnam to North Vietnam during the same time. Source(s): Studied Vietnam and the Vietnam War for many years. MojaveDan · 1 decade ago.