With this application module, participants will be guided by researchers and artists to create new musical works using the materials of lullabies, hò, and lý from Southern Vietnam.

In May 2021, Hiếu Văn Ngư – Cultura Fish announced a three-year project to preserve, teach, and apply the folk performance materials of Southern Vietnam (lullabies, hò, lý) called “Phong hoa ca vịnh.” With the desire to “revive the lullabies and hò” (and lý songs) in the hearts of the audience, the preservation and teaching module of Cultura Fish compiled infographic content based on the writings of researcher Lê Hải Đăng, recorded various pieces with artists Sáu Hưng and Song Oanh, organized minigames, the “Gió đưa gió đẩy” writing contest, and regularly held workshops and classes to teach lullabies, hò, and lý. It was a great honor and joy for the team to see that “Phong hoa ca vịnh” was well-received by audiences of all ages and that many enthusiastically participated in the project’s activities.

Continuing this momentum, Cultura Fish proudly announces the third phase of “Phong hoa ca vịnh” – the heritage application module officially launching in April 2023. In this application module, 25 participants will be guided by researchers and artists to create new musical works using the materials of lullabies, hò, and lý from Southern Vietnam.

Notably, the application module of “Phong hoa ca vịnh” is partially funded by the British Council as part of the “Heritage of Future Past” project. (*)


Individuals living in Vietnam, interested in “Phong hoa ca vịnh” specifically and intangible heritage in general. *Note: Participants must commit to attending the entire “Phong hoa ca vịnh – Heritage Application Module” program from May 2023 to July 2023. (Please refer to the program schedule below).


Timeframe: “Phong hoa ca vịnh” – Heritage Application Module will take place from May 2023 to July 2023 and will include the following activities:

  • Heritage Exposure: Participants will engage with lullabies, hò, and lý through the digital heritage collection “Phong hoa ca vịnh” and specialized workshops with artists.
  • Practical Course on Applying Folk Music in Composition: Led by researcher-musician Lê Hải Đăng. The course includes: introductory music, expressive means in music, introductory composition practice, applying materials in composition, and archiving – completing the work.
  • Practice and Creation: Participants will practice lullabies, hò, and lý; and compose musical works using these materials.
  • Work Completion: Participants will be guided by researcher-musician Lê Hải Đăng to complete their works.
  • Performance Program: Select outstanding works for performance.


Please register for the “Phong hoa ca vịnh – Heritage Application Module” at the link: Registration Link After registering, Cultura Fish will confirm the information via email, and participants will proceed with the payment of the 2,000,000 VND participation fee. (This is a subsidized cost by the project).


Researcher-Musician Lê Hải Đăng

Musician and researcher Lê Hải Đăng started learning music at the age of 9, graduating from the Hanoi Conservatory of Music in 1996 with dual majors in Theory and Guitar. He has served as Head of Traditional Culture Department, Head of Cultural Heritage Department at the Institute of Cultural Research and Arts in Ho Chi Minh City, and has many years of collecting and researching folk music, folk arts, and traditions. Lê Hải Đăng has been a speaker for many cultural projects related to traditional music such as Southern Performance Arts (Community Culture Dialogue CCD), musical exchange programs between Vietnam and Taiwan, “Phong hoa ca vịnh” (Cultura Fish), etc.

Artists Nguyễn Văn Hưng (Sáu Hưng) and Nguyễn Song Oanh

Artists Sáu Hưng and Song Oanh were in the first class of the School of Performing Arts 2 (now the Ho Chi Minh City University of Theatre and Cinema). They are members of the Tám Danh Club (Heritage Club of Ho Chi Minh City), have performed đờn ca tài tử in many provinces, supported students at the University of Culture, and taught đờn kìm and traditional singing to the younger generation. Since 2020, these artists have partnered with Cultura Fish in projects to promote traditional music to the public.


  • Commit to attending the entire program according to the above schedule. Participants cannot be absent for more than 1/3 of the program.
  • Participants’ works may be used by Cultura Fish or the British Council within the framework of the “Phong hoa ca vịnh” project through media on the website, social networks (Facebook/Youtube), and podcasts (if any) without additional permission or payment.
  • Copyright of the work belongs to the participant (author), however, the performance version (video & audio) at the final performance of the “Phong hoa ca vịnh – Heritage Application Module” project is co-owned by Cultura Fish and the author.
  • Cultura Fish reserves the right to terminate cooperation with any participant not complying with project rules or affecting other individuals.
  • Cultura Fish is not responsible for third-party copyright disputes.


For project support information, please contact: Hà Thúc Đức Tùng – Phone: 0934 848 800 or email: [email protected]

(*) “Heritage of Future Past” is a project since 2018 aimed at preserving and developing Vietnam’s music and film heritage, with a particular focus on underrepresented and endangered values. Learn more about the “Heritage of Future Past” project here: Heritage of Future Past

Hiếu Văn Ngư – Cultura Fish

Established in 2020, Hiếu Văn Ngư – Cultura Fish is a project that ignites the beauty of Vietnamese art in the hearts of young audiences through media activities, workshops, introductory courses, and applied products. Currently, Cultura Fish focuses on preserving and promoting Southern Vietnamese performance arts such as hát bội theater and folk songs (lullabies, hò, lý) on the website, Facebook, and through international partners.

Contact us: 

  • Hà Thúc Đức Tùng (Project Manager) | [email protected] | +84 934 848 800 (Zalo, Whatsapp)