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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 save other parts of Vietnamese culture. 

 

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. 

   

Central Highlands puts efforts into gong culture preservation

gong culture, central highland

Central Highlands provinces have undertaken various measures in a bid to preserve and uphold values of the cultural space of gongs – part of the world’s intangible cultural heritage.

   

Tay Ninh’s drum dancing recognised as national heritage

Tay Ninh’s drum dancing recognised as national heritage

Chhay-dam drum dancing, an indispensible part of Khmer festivals in the southern province of Tay Ninh, has been listed as a national intangible cultural heritage. 

   

The beautiful sound of the Chau Yen panpipe

Yen Chau district in Son La province is famous for its sweet fragrant bananas and mangos and also for the beautiful sounds of the Thai ethnic people’s panpipes, which inspire tourists to the [ … ]

   

Restoring Cua Dinh folk singing

Cua Dinh folk singing is a genre of ceremonial singing which is the original form of Ca Tru folk singing.

   

Muong folklore regconised by federation of UNESCO associations

Muong folklore regconised by federation of UNESCO associations

“Mo Muong Hoa Binh”, folklore told by Muong ethnics in northern Hoa Binh province, and 20 Mo artists are officially recognised as cultural heritage under the patronage of the Vietnam Federat [ … ]

   

Preserving and tapping intangible cultural values of Xoan singing

Xoan singing is a typical cultural product of Phu Tho province, home to the 18 dynasties of Hung Kings, the legendary founders of Van Lang – the first known State of Vietnam.

   

Giay folk singing - binding the community

The Giay have diverse genres of folk singing. The lyrics are about legends, natural and social phenomena, love, and life. Community singing sessions always rally all villagers in the hamlet. [ … ]

   

Street traditional opera performances enrich night life in Vietnam’s Nha Trang

“Tuong” (traditional opera) performances have been taken to the streets in Nha Trang City in south-central Vietnam every weekend over the past three years, further promoting the time-honored [ … ]

   

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