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Vietnamese folk songs get intangible cultural heritage status

UNESCO has recognised the Vietnamese Vi and Dam folk songs as being symbols of intangible cultural heritage of humanity.

 

Vietnam seeks UNESCO recognition for Vi-Giam folk singing

Vietnam is requesting UNESCO recognition for Vi-Giam folk singing at the organisation’s meeting from November 24-28 at its headquarters in Paris.

   

Busking enlivens Ha Noi's old quarter

Authorities in the capital city seem to have hit on a win-win plan to promote the nation's folk traditions - encouraging artists to perform at street corners. Hong Thuy speaks to both perfor [ … ]

   

Vi-Giam folk singing nominated as UNESCO intangible heritage

The Nghe Tinh Vi-Giam folk singing of Vietnam is amongst 46 nominations for UNESCO’s recognition as the world intangible cultural heritages of humanity at the UN body’s upcoming session.

   

Khen Be (Pan-pipe)- A Unique Musical Instrument

Legend has it that a poor young man named Lo went missing from his village. After some time his friends went to look for him and finally found him, dead by a stream with a Khen Be  [ … ]

   

Vietnamese water puppetry shows unique folk art

Founded in 1992, Thang Long Water Puppetry Theatre is one of a few playhouses in the north which have no problem selling tickets.

   

Vietnamese water puppetry shows unique folk art

Founded in 1992, Thang Long Water Puppetry Theatre is one of a few playhouses in the north which have no problem selling tickets.

   

Quang Nam seeks to preserve Bai Choi singing

Bai Choi

A performance of Bai Choi singing at Tuy Loan communal house in Hao Phong commune, Hoa Vang district, Da Nang city (Photo: VNA)International and domestic researchers and artists of folk musi [ … ]

   

Preserving space of gong culture in Central Highlands

The space of gong culture in the Vietnam Highlands is home to cultures that value gongs. It spreads in the Central Highland provinces of Kon Tum, Gia Lai, Dak Lak, Dak No [ … ]

   

Len Dong: an ancient shaman dance for modern Vietnam?

The Vietnamese spirit medium dances in a trance, attacking invisible enemies with a sword as drums beat, musicians chant, and dozens of curious onlookers watch in amazement.

   

Traditional music as tourism bait

A proposal to use UNESCO-recognised Don ca tai tu music to attract tourists has given rise to conflicting opinions, with some veteran musicians warning that commercialisation could devalue a [ … ]

   

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