"Tu he duong den san khau" (From Street to Stage), a special programme of xam (blind buskers singing) performances has recently taken place in Hanoi to celebrate Việt Nam Cultural Heritage Day which falls on November 23.

The traditional musical programme aimed at promoting and preserving the values of xẩm singing as well as to help audiences learn more about this art form.

Xẩm singing, a centuries-old Vietnamese art form, has long been regarded as an important piece of the nation’s cultural heritage. 

The singing is mainly found in the countryside, expressing optimism and love for the blind. The performances stem mostly from northern regions including the provinces of Ninh Bình, Nam Định, Hải Dương, Bắc Giang and Hà Nội.-VNA