Da Cau, Hanoi

Mar 18, 2020, 02:16 PM
"From dusk till dawn we can see locals having fun playing an ancient game originally from China called Da Cau, which would translate to foot badminton. 

Played in most public squares, it is the most popular street sport and most players say they are attracted to the cooperative spirit of the game that helps them to relax after an exhausting day at the office.

"The soundscape reflects the ongoing practice of keeping the shuttlecock afloat among the number of players as long as possible and also knocking it over a net."

Recorded in Hanoi, Vietnam by Rafael Diogo.

Part of the Hanoi city sound guide in our City Sound Guides series - see https://citiesandmemory.com/city-sound-guides/ for more details and to listen to other cities.