Vietnam’s ‘Bai choi’ and ‘Xoan’ folk music deserve World Heritage status

Vietnam’s ‘Bai choi’ and ‘Xoan’ folk music deserve World Heritage status

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. (Dec 11, 2017)


Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards 2017 winners announced

  Nov 21, 2017
NDO – Winners of the Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards 2017 were announced at the award ceremony of the contest, held by Vietnam Heritage Magazine, in Ho Chi Minh City on November 21. 

Old Quarter to host activities honouring Hanoi’s cultural heritages

  Nov 11, 2017
NDO – A programme will be held from November 17 to 26 in the Hanoi Old Quarter to honour the capital city’s cultural heritages.  

Artisans honoured for preserving intangible cultural heritages

  Nov 15, 2017
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. 

‘Cua Dinh’ singing successfully revived after six decades of decline

  Nov 09, 2017
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. 

French architecture showcased in Hanoi

  Oct 27, 2017
NDO - An exhibition featuring various documents and photos on French architecture opened at Hanoi’s Book Street in the capital city on October 27. 

Pottery exhibition on Oc Eo culture opens in An Giang

  Sep 29, 2017
NDO – Over 1,000 ceramic objects from the Oc Eo culture are on display at an exhibition which opened in An Giang province on September 29. 

“Ho khoan” Le Thuy singing recognised as national intangible cultural heritage

  Sep 01, 2017
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.  

Seminar focuses on Vietnam-India joint civilisation heritage

  Aug 25, 2017
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.  

Adopting technology in keeping 'Xoan' singing alive

  Aug 25, 2017
NDO – As 'Xoan' (Spring) singing is faced with the risk of being lost forever, Hung Vuong Museum in Phu Tho province, with the help of several researchers, have put forward a digital solution to preserve the heritage.  

Competition launched to find young talents in traditional art forms

  Aug 06, 2017
NDO – The 2017 national competition for professional stage actors of Tuong (classical drama) and Cheo (traditional opera) was launched on August 5, at Lam Son theatre in Thanh Hoa province.  

Sustainable preservation targeted for My Son World Cultural Heritage

  Jul 09, 2017
NDO – The ebb and flow of history, severe weather and damage from war during the past have seriously damaged the UNESCO-recognised My Son Sanctuary, posing the need for the protection and preservation of the World Cultural Heritage Site in a sustainable manner.  

The art of stone carving in Ninh Van commune

  Jul 07, 2017
NDO – Despite historical ups and downs, artisans in Ninh Van commune, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh province, have promoted the arts of stone carving, which have been handed down by their ancestors over many generations. 

Hai Phong: Local procession ritual recognised as national cultural heritage

  Jul 04, 2017
NDO – A local festival linked with ceremonial procession in Hoang Chau island commune, Cat Hai district, the northern port city of Hai Phong, has been recognised as a national intangible cultural heritage. 

Cheo artist Nguyen Thu Huyen: Traditional art forms must be active in engaging audiences

  Jun 22, 2017
NDO – After nearly 25 years of working in cheo (traditional opera), Meritorious Artist Nguyen Thu Huyen was recently appointed as the Deputy Director of the Hanoi Cheo Theatre. In an interview granted to Nhan Dan Weekly Newspaper, Huyen talked about her passion for cheo as well as how to win over audiences when performing this traditional art form.