A travel company in central Vietnam has incorporated the folk songs and rituals of local fishermen into its tours for foreign visitors to enhance their appeal and advance the tourists’ knowledge of the traditional indigenous culture
“Vi” and “Giam” folk songs typical of the north-central Vietnamese provinces of Nghe An and Ha Tinh have just been acknowledged by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as an Intangible Cultural Heritage, an official of Vietnam’s Department of Cultural Heritage said Friday.
A dance performance featuring South Korea’s iconic “Arirang” folk tune is slated to take place in Ho Chi Minh City early next month
Brief meetings between a local culture researcher in September and ethnic shamans in northern Vietnam’s Tuyen Quang Province have shed light on their rich culture, particularly their worship folk paintings.
A Vietnamese dance play fusing contemporary and folk elements will be staged in the U.S. later this month and next month
One of Vietnamese people’s cultured Tet traditions is to buy and hang Tet folk paintings, traditionally believed to bring the owners good luck in the lunar new year.
“Vu khuc Dong Duong” (The Indochinese dance), Vietnam’s oldest notated “don ca tai tu” (southern folk music), which will be featured at the International Traditional Music Seminar held in Shanghai, China from July 10 to 17, will help better promote the country’s traditional music to the world.
“The soul of Vietnam”, a program which aims to promote traditional music and cultural values to foreign tourists and has been held regularly in HCMC in the past two years, has been taken to Hanoi starting July 1.
The Mat Troi Do girl band, who are known for their innovative fusion between traditional and modern music, has recently released a CD which features three types of folk music mixed with a world music style.
Twenty-one provinces which are home to don ca tai tu Nam Bo (Southern amateur folk music) are asked at a June 7 meeting to step up their promotion of the genre to boost its chances of earning the UNESCO’s recognition as an Intangible Cultural Heritages of Humankind.
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