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Traditional singing rings out in Old Quarter

The audience of about 20 sit in rapt silence, their eyes glued to the female soloist. The strains of traditional ca tru (chamber) music reverberate around the dimly lit prayer hall in Quan De Temple. Only the stage is illuminated, which at the beginning of the performance is separated from the audience by a bamboo curtain. After the first song, the curtain is raised.