Hat Van

     Hat van is part of a complex combination of cults of the Viet (Kinh). With time, hat van has evolved into several percussion beats and a wide array of tunes and songs used in different situations to honour different saints and sacred areas. Apart from its system of tunes (con, doc, xa), hat van was influenced by other genres of Vietnamese traditional folk songs.

     Percussion instruments are particularly important in this ritual activity. The percussion instruments accompany the hau bong ceremony in which the leader incarnates the saints and sacred personages.

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