Ho Chi Minh City music lovers will be entertained with the performance of Camkytiwa, a four-member band with classical musicians from Vietnam, the Republic of Korea, China, and Japan on May 14.

Founded in 2000, the quartet includes singer Huong Thanh (Vietnam), Etsuko Chida (Japan), Koko player; Yan Li (China), erhu player; and E’Joung Ju (the RoK), geomungo player. They will play Asian folk and traditional music at the HCM City Conservatory of Music.

They will perform “Hototogisu” (played on koto, a Japanese traditional stringed musical instrument), “Chulgang” (played on geomungo, a traditional Korean stringed instrument), “Why are the flowers so red?” (played on erhu, a Chinese two-stringed bowed musical instrument), “Arirang” (RoK folk song), “Sakura” (Japanese folk song) and Vietnamese folk songs.
Huong Thanh, the Vietnamese member of Camkytiwa, comes from a well-known family of traditional musicians.

She was trained in cai luong (modern folk opera originating in southern Vietnam in the early 20th century) at the age of 10, and has performed at music festivals across Europe./.