A gala night of Ca Tru (Ceremonial songs) and Quan Ho (Love duets) took place at the Hanoi Opera House to mark the 1,000 th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi.

The gala, held by the Vietnam Van Hien Magazine and the Centre for Traditional Arts Preservation also aimed to honour Ca Tru and Quan Ho , which have been recognised as the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Mankind.

The gala drew the participation of senior Ca Tru artists, including Nguyen Van Mui, Nguyen Thi Chuc and Nguyen Phu De together with young faces from the Thang Long and Thai Ha Ca Tru Clubs.

Famous Quan Ho singers such as Thuy Cai, Thuy Huong, Duc Vuong and Quang Vinh also performed during the night.

On the occasion, the organising board presented the Dao Tan Award to outstanding individuals who have made great contributions to preserving and promoting the national cultural heritages./.