Ha Noi Ca tru festival 2016
Update: Oct 21, 2016
According to Ha Noi City Department of Culture and Sports, Ha Noi Ca tru festival 2016 will take place at the Temple of Literature from November 11th to 13th.

The festival is expected to draw the participation of young talents from 6 to 30 years old from Ca tru clubs in the city.

It aims to discover and cultivate young talents, promote the popularization of Ca tru arts to the public. This will help preserve and promote the intangible cultural heritage in the city, contributing to gradually move Ca tru from the list of world intangible cultural heritages in need of urgent safeguarding to the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Ca tru, an ancient type of music featuring female vocalists, was recognised by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding in October 2009.

It is a complex form of poetry founded in the north of Viet Nam around the 15th century using lyrics written in traditional Vietnamese poetic forms.