For much of the 20th century, Cai Luong was the pre-eminent form of entertainment in southern Viet Nam with regional versions across the north. Combining music, song, theatre and performance, Cai Luong tells stories of history, legend, comedy, social and personal experiences. Weaving together Vietnamese, Chinese and many other traditions, it is a unique cultural form that Cai Luong Master Nam Chau taught as being both 'beautiful and real'. This short book captures the memories and reminiscences of Cai Luong art offered to British Council oral history researchers, Hugo Frey and Suzanne Joinson, during 10 days' field work in Ho Chi Minh City and Dong Nai province in April 2019. The methodological framework employed facilitated testimonies and an open sharing of memory.