Forum Home Forum Home > Vietnamese Traditional Music > Hat Xam
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed: Hat Xam
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Register Register  Login Login

Hat Xam

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
alienfox View Drop Down
Guest
Guest


Joined: 23 March 2009
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 230
Post Options Post Options   Quote alienfox Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Hat Xam
    Posted: 28 April 2010 at 22:25

Hat Xam, or the song of the blind artists, has existed since the Tran dynasty (13th century).

Tran Quoc Dinh, a son of King Tran Thanh Tong was the father of the special performance. In a complex situation, his brother, in a fit of jealousy against the talents of Dinh, pierced his eyes, rendering him blind for the remaining of his life. Dinh loved singing very much, and in order to accompany his songs, he invented a simple musical instrument constituted principally of a cord made of rattan and other creepers which gave out a deep and sorrowful sound, alike to a reproach accompanying his singing voice.
 

The beauty of the "Xam" song is expressed in the rhythms and tones of the music. Its attractive and lively drum rhythms and numerous rules of song applications make it an interesting spectacle. The "Xam" song tells of the fate or unhappiness of the poor. Besides theses common themes, there are funny songs with satirical implications about wrong doings, the condemnation of outdated customs, the crimes of rulers, and the deeds of heroes. These stories are well loved by many people.
 

The instruments traditionally used for the "Xam" song are a two-stringed violin, bamboo castanets, and two "Xam" drums. People used to walk in a group of 2 to 5 and sing, mainly in residential areas such as a parking lot, a ferry-landing, or a market gate  

Today, "Xam" singers no longer exist, but their ancient art is still kept alive and respected.



Edited by alibabafox - 02 May 2010 at 01:08
Back to Top
Sponsored Links
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down



This page was generated in 0.316 seconds.

Northern Vietnam
Central Vietnam
South Vietnam
Northern Vietnam
Central Vietnam
South Vietnam
About the ethnic culture
Habits VIETNAM
Heritage VIETNAM
Vietnamese ethnic groups
Ca tru
Cheo Opera
Tuong or Hat Boi
Cai Luong (renovated opera)
Quan Ho Bac Ninh
Vietnamese Lullaby Songs
Hat van
Hat Xam
Hat Then
Xoan Singing
Dan Nguyet - Two-String Guitar
Two-string fiddle (Dan Nhi)
Dan Ty Ba Four-string guitar
16-string zither (Dan Tranh)
Dan Tam Three-string Lute
Bamboo Flute (Sao truc)
T'rung
Dan Tam Thap Luc
Trong Com - Rice Drum
Dan K'Ni
Dan Day
H'mong pen pipe
Cong Chieng
Gong Zither
The Klong put
Lithophone
The Nung Ethnic Group
Se Dang Ethnic Group
San Diu Ethnic Group
The Hoa Ethnic Group in Vietnam
The Viet or Kinh
Hmong Ethnic Group
The Cham
The Dao
The Thai Ethnic Group
The Bahnar
The Bo Y Ethnic Group
The Ede Ethnic Group
The Bru - Van Kieu Ethnic Group
The Brau Ethnic Group
The Colao Ethnic Group
The Coho Ethnic Group
The San Chay Ethnic Group
The Tay Ethnic Group
Beautiful images of Vietnam

Bao Hiem truoc tuyen