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In Aulac (Vietnamese) culture, cai luong (modern folk opera) is a popular theater art. From about 1912 to 1915, the artists of these musical groups began to combine gestures to their songs. Since then, a new genre called ca ra bộ was born. Performers conversed; sometimes a song would be used as dialogue. Ca ra bộ continued to develop to create the theatrical art that is now called modern folk opera. On today’s show, we would like to introduce to you the modern folk opera "Mai An Tiem” by playwright Hung Dung, which recounts an interesting story of how the watermelon first came to be in Au Lac!