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100 Women 2016: The Vietnamese elderly keeping a dying song alive

Groups of elderly Vietnamese women are trying to keep alive a traditional folk song called Quan Ho, which has been sung for centuries, but is now under threat as fewer people know how to sing it.

Video produced by Ha Mi

What is 100 women?

BBC 100 Women names 100 influential and inspirational women around the world every year. We create documentaries, features and interviews about their lives, giving more space for stories that put women at the centre.

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  • 29 Nov 2016
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