Xoe Thai dance, Cham pottery seek UNESCO’s heritage recognition

Xoe Thai dance, Cham pottery seek UNESCO’s heritage recognition

NDO/VNA – Vietnam will soon officially ask the UNESCO to consider putting the country’s Xoe Thai dance in the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity and Cham pottery making art among Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding. (Mar 20, 2019 16:42:21)

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Heritage photo contest to highlight Vietnam’s ethnic costumes

  Feb 22, 2019 13:00:51
NDO – The Vietnam Heritage Photo Contest 2019 was officially launched by the Vietnam Heritage Magazine, under the Vietnam Cultural Heritage Association, in Hanoi on February 21. 

Agreement signed to preserve and promote Hai Van Gate national site

  Feb 21, 2019 11:54:12
NDO – A cooperative agreement was signed between the authorities of central Thua Thien-Hue province and Da Nang city on February 20 to preserve and promote the historical and architectural values of Hai Van Quan (Hai Van Gate) national relic site. 

Dr Dao Le Na: We are happy to be part of the joint efforts to make ‘cai luong’ thrive again

  Feb 17, 2019 15:33:03
NDO - The YUME Art Project recently launched a programme entitled ‘Tiep Buoc Tram Nam (Follow in the Century-Old Tradition) in Ho Chi Minh City with the aim to bring cai luong (reformed theatre) closer to the youth. Nhan Dan (People) Weekly Newspaper spoke with Dr Dao Le Na, a lecturer from the Ho Chi Minh City University of Social Sciences and Humanities, and co-founder of YUME, to explore more about the programme. 

Keeping Trang An heritage title

  Feb 03, 2019 16:34:47
NDO – A variety of classical karst towers and a network of caves connected by an intricate system of subterranean waterways, sunken hidden vestiges of ancient Vietnamese people, traces of invasions by sea, geology and geomorphology evolution and many sacred ancient temples and pagodas are the outstanding global values of Trang An Landscape Complex - the world's mixed cultural and natural heritage. 

Keeping the chemistry of Vietnamese pottery alive

  Feb 03, 2019 08:44:32
NDO – Pottery, in some certain ways, denotes the harmony of soil clay, water and fire. Only in pottery, one can find all Five Phases: Metal, Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth. It is right to balance Water and Fire, and Water and Earth. It is also right to keep alive the chemistry and vitality of Vietnamese pottery, wrote celebrated painter Le Thiet Cuong in an article published on the Tet issue of Nhan Dan (People) Monthly Newspaper. 

‘Cheo’ master works to save the vitality of Vietnamese traditional opera

  Feb 01, 2019 16:11:10
NDO – Born in 1950 in Hung Ha district, Thai Binh province, which is the cradle of Cheo (Vietnamese traditional opera), People’s Artist Ngo Thi Thanh Hoai has fallen into the sweet and charming melodies of ‘Cheo’ since she was a little girl. 

Neu pole installed at Hue Imperial Citadel to welcome Lunar New Year

  Jan 28, 2019 17:16:41
NDO – A Neu pole, a tall bamboo tree with red garment strips used to dispel evil spirits during Tet (Lunar New Year) festival, was erected at Hue Imperial Citadel in Thua Thien-Hue province on January 28. 

Exhibition spotlights traditional Quan ho singing in modern context

  Jan 23, 2019 18:06:32
NDO/VNA – An exhibition on Quan ho (love duet) songs opened in the northern province of Bac Ninh on January 23 to mark a decade since the traditional art form was recognised by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity (2009-2019). 

‘Then’ singing practitioners strive to preserve their traditional tunes

  Jan 21, 2019 17:46:56
NDO – ‘Then’ singing is a unique folk art practiced by Tay and Nung ethnic groups in north-eastern localities, including Lang Son province. The time-treasured art form has been preserved sustainably in Lang Son thanks to the passion of practitioners and villagers in the province. 

Exhibition reveals maritime secrets from ancient shipwrecks

  Jan 18, 2019 17:38:10
NDO/VNA – More than 500 ceramic and porcelain objects retrieved from ancient shipwrecks in Vietnam’s seas are on display at an exhibition which opened at the Vietnam National Museum of History in Hanoi on January 18. 

Quang Ngai locals exert efforts to make Bai Choi singing thrive again

  Jan 15, 2019 11:40:50
NDO – Born in 1954, Quang Ngai-based artisan Trinh Cong Son is the founder and director of the Centre for Preservation and Development of Quang Ngai’s Bai Choi Folk Singing. He has actively coordinated with agencies and Bai Choi performers in the province to safeguard and uphold the value of Bai Choi singing in the community, particularly among younger generations. 

Prime Minister attends first Vietnam Brocade Culture Festival

  Jan 15, 2019 11:34:50
NDO – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc joined Centre Highlanders and visitors at the first Vietnam Brocade Culture Festival, which kicked off in Dak Nong province on January 14. 

Programme celebrates 100 years of ‘cai luong’ art in Vietnam

  Jan 14, 2019 11:48:43
NDO – A programme was held on Nguyen Hue pedestrian street in Ho Chi Minh City on January 13, to celebrate 100 years of the formation and development of ‘cai luong’ (reformed theatre) art in Vietnam. 

Major pagoda in Hai Duong province gets upgrade

  Jan 13, 2019 19:59:26
NDO/VNA – The first phase of the rehabilitation and expansion of Vinh Quang Pagoda in Hung Son commune of Thanh Mien district, the northern province of Hai Duong, has completed, making it one of the biggest Buddhist temples in the locality.