Rolling Fun Workshop Intro

This short video demonstrates our Rolling Fun videos for the workshop. The workshop has four sessions with four separated videos with different activities for the young students.

Music by Ania Reynolds.

Video by Kevin Tuyau.

The Dan Tranh - Vietnamese zither

Hi all students,
Have you ever seen or listened,
To this musical instrument?
It’s Vietnamese zither,
Now you are seeing,
Its name’s Dan Tranh [ɗâːn ʈajŋ̟]
A real cool thing.

The shape looks surprising,
Representing the nature,
It has a long soundbox,
Designed by the maker.

You see the curved top,
Looks like a round sky,
You see the flat bottom,
It’s the earth symbolised.
You see the movable bridges,
It’s a flock of wild geese fly.

The zither has sixteen strings,
Musician plays it by plucking.
A very long long time ago,
It played for the Queen and the King,
But nowadays,
It plays for people to sing.

This’s Vietnamese instrument,
The sounds are very different.
You now please be quiet,
Being focus, and listen.

[Image source: the Internet.
Poem: see the link]



A performance from the Dan Tranh – Vietnamese zither ensemble.

Title: Music of the Lantern Dance

(Variations on a folk song from the province Thanh Hoá)

Musical arrangement: Dang Kim Hien

Performers: Children Dan Tranh Ensemble

[Source of video: see the link]

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