Xoan singing is a folk cultural product of PhÃº Thá» province. The last point of time that Xoan accompany still sang in communal houses of the villages in spring was in 1945. Fortunately, we still had an opportunity to meet singers and instrumentalist who used to sing in the Xoan accompany in the old days when we conducted to investigate, study on Xoan singing in the late August.
It can be said that Xoan singing is still engraved in the memory of folk artists who up to now can perform it in the communal house whenever having the festival. Previously, the Xoan singing belonged to four villages, An ThÃ¡i, ThÃ©t, PhÃ¹ Äá»©c and Kim ÄÃ¡i of Háº¡c TrÃ¬ district, PhÃº Thá» province. After the innovation, An ThÃ¡i village belongs to PhÆ°á»£ng LÃ¢u, Viá»‡t TrÃ¬ city, and ThÃ©t, PhÃº Äá»©c and Kim ÄÃ¡i villages belong to Kim Äá»©c, PhÃ¹ Ninh district, PhÃº Thá» province. According to folk artists, of those four villages, the singing style of Xoan accompany of An ThÃ¡i village is similar to that of ThÃ©t village and PhÃ¹ Äá»©c village similar to Kim ÄÃ¡i. However, it is the difference of order of repertoire, words and the number of dancer, etc, that also creates the own style of each village.
In 1998, together with the establishment of the club of Xoan singing in Kim Äá»©c communes and An ThÃ¡i village, PhÆ°á»£ng LÃ¢u commune brought about new vitality for Xoan singing. The generation of elderly folk artists in the old days always tried their best to hand down offspring compositions in the old style of singing in the activity of Club. On the last August 18th, Peopleâ€™s Committee of Kim Äá»©c commune opened a festival of Xoan singing competition to rise up the passion and pride of villagers to the special art of the locality. When we coming, villagers of each Xoan village were actively practicing and perfecting compositions to be able to found Xoan accompany of each village according to the policy of the Department of Culture and Information of PhÃº Phá» province. The concern of authority and enthusiastic contribution of the villagers are good news of art of Xoan singing in todayâ€™s life.
Edited by alibabafox - 29 April 2010 at 10:09