Tieng Hat Que Huong was founded in 1981 by Pham Thuy Hoan, a professor
from the Vietnamese National Conservatory in Saigon. Starting from
elementary school Trieu Thi Trinh Dist. 10 in Saigon, Tieng Hat
Que Huong's mission is to preserve, develop and promote Vietnamese
Traditional Music for people who love traditional music and also
building a bridge between the old and the new artists.
To fulfill its purpose, Tieng Hat Que Huong participates in activites
- performing traditional songs, dances and music
- broadcasting traditional music shows on the TV and Radio Stations
- introducing folk songs and traditional musical instruments to
schools and universities
- opening classes for dan tranh (the Vietnamese 16-stringed zither),
dan bau (the monochord), dan nguyet (the moon-shaped lute), dan
nhi (the 2-stringed fiddle), sao truc (the bamboo flute), folk
song-learning classes every sunday morning at the City Labor Cultural
Palace (55B Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, HCMC).