Quang Binh receives UNESCO heritage certificate for ‘Bai Choi’ singing

Quang Binh receives UNESCO heritage certificate for ‘Bai Choi’ singing

NDO – The central province of Quang Binh held a ceremony in Dong Hoi city on April 24 to receive the UNESCO certificate in recognition of Bai Choi singing, a popular style of folklore singing in the central and south-central regions of Vietnam, as an intangible heritage of humanity. (Apr 25, 2019 11:22:57)

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