Singer Nguyen Thi Long
Veteran Cheo Singer Nguyen Thi Long: 40 years attached to Vietnamese traditional music.
Singer Nguyen Thi Long (aged 64) started her music career when she was only 18 years old. When she was a child, she already had a passion for singing and especially for traditional performing arts including chèo, chầu văn and quan họ.
She joined Thanh Hai troupe when it was revived in 1999. It has been nearly 20 years now. She shared that, she had chance to take part in many big performing contests held by the province and district-level government and achieved many valuable awards. However, nowadays, the government no longer pays much attention to holding such competitions and as a result, water puppet troupes throughout the country have little chance to compete and learn from each others. She expressed hope that Party and Government would care more about traditional troupes and the mission in conservation and development of traditional performing arts.