NDO/VNA – Xoan Singing of northern Phu Tho province will receive the official recognition as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity from UNESCO in a ceremony at Lai Len Shrine, Viet Tri city, Phu Tho on February 3. (Jan 25, 2018)
NDO – UNESCO have added Vietnam’s two folk music styles of ‘Bai choi’ and ‘Xoan’ to its representative list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity during the 12th session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Republic of Korea on December 7-8.
NDO – ‘Bai Choi’ singing (a popular folklore style of singing in the central and south central regions of Vietnam), has been added to the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
NDO – Following more than one year of revivification this type of folk paintings has received the attention of the people, especially enthusiasts of traditional cultural values. Recently, Kim Hoang paintings and a number of wood-blocks of Kim Hoang paintings have been on display at a festival and an international workshop on woodcut paintings, as well as an exhibition on folk paintings printed from woodblocks, in the Republic of Korea (RoK).
NDO – Four groups of national treasures found in Thang Long ancient citadel are on display for the first time at the Hanoi Museum, No. 2 Pham Hung street, Me Tri ward, South Tu Liem district, on the occasion of the Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day (November 23).
NDO – Over the past years, artisans and cultural practitioners have played a key role in preserving and promoting intangible cultural heritages of Hanoi. To acknowledge their contributions, Hanoi city Department of Culture and Sports recently announced a list of 140 nominees to be awarded with the ‘People’s Artisan’ and ‘Meritorious Artisan’ titles.
NDO – A performance featuring ‘Cua Dinh’ folk singing will be held at the Vietnam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies in Hanoi on November 14, marking the successful revival of the musical genre after six decades of decline.
NDO – “Ho khoan” Le Thuy, a genre of Vietnamese folk music from Le Thuy district, in the central province of Quang Binh, has been recognised as national intangible cultural heritage for its typical characteristics.
NDO – The Indian Embassy in Vietnam in conjunction with the Vietnam-India Friendship Association’s Da Nang city chapter jointly held a seminar on the common civilisation heritage of Vietnam and India in the central city, on August 25.