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Vietnamese Music CDs - Ca Tru Music
With the love of sharing the vietnamese culture to the world and saving the precious old heritage, I would like to introduce this CD, sung by Nguyen Thi Chuc, the only real Ca Tru singer from the old day still alive.
There are different myths and theories related to ca tru's conception. One story states that a woman named ? Ðào created the genre, having charmed the enemy with her voice (thus explaining one of the genre's alternate names: Hát A Ðào). Another theory points to a woman named Ðào Thi, a talented musician who was beloved by the Ly dynasty imperial court. This theory also claims that ever since the time of Ðào Thi, in admiration of her, women who held a profession as singers (such as ca trù singers) were referred to as Ðào nuong ("nuong" here refers roughly to "maiden" or "lady"). The latter is true although this term is no longer widely used in modern Vietnam.

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