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Hanoi moves to preserve ancient dances

Hanoi moves to preserve ancient dances

Cultural researchers and devoted dancers of Hanoi are making every effort to collect and conserve ancient dances of the old capital city of Thang Long, which are at risk of slowly fading into obscurity. 

 

Xoan singing still going strong after 4,000 years

Phu Tho Province's cultural authority has said the introduction of xoan singing in schools will play a major role in preserving and promoting the provincial heritage.

   

Ethnic group keeps folk songs alive

Ethnic group keeps folk songs alive

Nearly 100 kilometres from northern Bac Giang city is Mau village, a familiar destination for tourists and researchers who want to explore the unique culture of the Dao ethnic people. 

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Ca Hue receives recognition as national intangible cultural heritage

A certificate recognising Ca Hue (traditional Hue singing) as a national intangible cultural heritage was presented to the Thua Thien – Hue provincial People’s Committee at a ceremony on Sep [ … ]

   

“Then” singing seeks UNESCO recognition as cultural heritage

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has passed an overall plan to compose a national dossier to nominate “Then” singing of the Tay, Nung and Thai ethnic [ … ]

   

Performance of Khmer traditional musical instruments at Doi pagoda

Khmer ethnic minority people’s rich and diverse traditional culture is reflected in their traditional festivals like Dolta, Ok Om Bok, and boat racing. These festivals are always exciting wi [ … ]

   

Chapi musical instrument reflects the Raglai soul

Wealthy people of the Raglai group possess Ma La flat gongs, but poor Raglai people have the Chapi, a simple musical instrument that imitates the sound of the Ma La. 

   

Typical musical instrument of the Raglai

The Raglai have many kinds of musical instrument - Ma La flat gongs, the Sarakel wind instrument, and the Chapi. In the Raglai’s cultural life musical instruments are treasured possessions a [ … ]

   

Phu Tho saves ancient singing from oblivion

Vietnamese culture, Phu Tho, Xoan Singing, Hung Kings' Temple

 A massive effort by villagers in the northern Province of Phu Tho has not only rescued the ancient form of dinh (community hall) singing, but also guided the way for similar efforts to [ … ]

   

Listening to old music with young ears

Aficionados of ca Hue, a musical art form that has both royal and common roots, are expecting UNESCO to recognise it as a world heritage, but an equally important recognition is happening in [ … ]

   

Chau Van - Vietnamese ritual singing

Chau Van is a Vietnamese form of ritual singing. Chau means supplication, van means literature. 

   

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