As a performing art, Xoan singing of Phú Tho province includes singing, dancing, drumming and clapper beating and is closely linked to the worship of the Hung Kings. Bearers and practitioners form four guilds, and the element fosters cultural understanding and community cohesion. The practice is safeguarded through seminars, the collection of Xoan songs, and thanks to the efforts of the guilds, national institutes and thirty-three dedicated clubs. Xoan singing is mainly transmitted orally, and experienced artists also teach it to members of clubs and music teachers.
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