Concerns for Xam singing, which is now gradually being lost to oblivion, are lively featured in a documentary, “Red Xam”, to be shown not-for-profit at cultural centres nationwide.

The 35-minute documentary tells the rise and decline of the elderly artisan Ha Thi Cau, who is regarded as the last Xam singer of the century and a living treasure of such a genre of traditional cultural heritage, and her musical instrument, a 60-year-old two-chord fiddle.

Directed by director Luong Dinh Dung, the documentary was made over two years in Yen Mo district, Ninh Binh Province.

Without commentary, arrangement in sound and images, this documentary will review Xam singing and also raises concerns over the loss of Xam singing if nothing is done to save it.

Source: ANTD

Translated by Mai Huong