Researcher Mai Van Lang: I hope for more supportive policies to be designed to safeguard folk music

Researcher Mai Van Lang: I hope for more supportive policies to be designed to safeguard folk music

NDO – The absence of traditional music in contemporary life has raised concerns among art enthusiasts of the potential disappearance of long-standing cultural values. In his interview granted to Nhan Dan (Newspaper) Weekly newspaper, researcher Mai Van Lang, who has had more than 20 years collecting, researching and rewriting new lyrics for folk songs, spoke more about the threat and suggested solutions to address the problem. (Nov 05, 2018 10:21:14)


Spring thunderstorm

  Nov 04, 2018 11:48:28
One day before the wedding, he knocked at the door of his bride’s apartment to ask her a question. She screamed "No!" He turned away, and fifteen minutes later, he returned with a shaved head. In spite of what she had said to him, he was not wearing a groom’s suit. She burst out crying and wiped the tears. 

Museum devotes room to portraits of heroic Vietnamese mothers

  Nov 02, 2018 12:13:41
NDO/VNA – The Southern Women’s Museum in Ho Chi Minh City on November 1 inaugurated a room dedicated to heroic Vietnamese mothers in the southern region, with 70 portraits and 60 objects on display. 

Ca tru artists show off talents at national festival in Ha Tinh

  Nov 02, 2018 11:41:14
NDO – The 2018 National Ca Tru (ceremonial singing) Festival kicked off in Ha Tinh province on November 1, bringing together 13 art troupes and three clubs from 13 cities and provinces across the country. 

Exhibition boasts the arts of Vietnamese lacquer painting

  Nov 01, 2018 17:08:43
NDO – An exhibition entitled “Mien co tich” (Fairyland) opened at the Republic of Korea (RoK) Cultural Centre in Hanoi on October 31, displaying 29 lacquer paintings by celebrated Vietnamese painter Nguyen Quoc Huy. 

Iran’s film triumphs at Hanoi international film festival

  Nov 01, 2018 13:43:12
NDO – The film 'The Dark Room' by Rouhollah Hejazi from Iran won the best feature film award at the fifth Hanoi International Film Festival 2018 (HANIFF). 

Vietnam announces eight more national intangible cultural heritages

  Nov 01, 2018 13:02:44
NDO – The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has issued Decision No. 4069/QĐ-BVHTTDL, dated October 30, 2018, on announcing an additional eight national intangible cultural heritages. 

Saigon International Guitar Festival 2018 kicks off in HCM City

  Nov 01, 2018 10:58:17
NDO – The joint concert "Italian voices to Chaconne by the master", performed by guitarists from Vietnam, Italy and France at the Conservatory of Ho Chi Minh City on October 31, opened the series of activities at the 5th Saigon International Guitar Festival 2018, which lasts until November 4. 

Week to highlight great national unity, Vietnam’s cultural heritage

  Oct 31, 2018 17:42:59
NDO – A week themed “Great National Unity - Vietnam’s Cultural Heritage 2018” will take place at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism, in Hanoi, from November 18 to 23. 

Vietnam Artistic Photo Exhibition opens in Ha Long

  Oct 31, 2018 11:23:46
NDO – The Vietnam Artistic Photo Exhibition opened in Ha Long city, Quang Ninh province, on October 30, displaying 245 pictures by 192 photographers across the country. 

Dr. Yersin’s photos on life in Vietnam exhibited in Switzerland

  Oct 31, 2018 10:29:02
NDO/VNA – A collection of nearly 70 photos taken by Swiss physician and bacteriologist Alexandre Yersin are placed on display at an exhibition in Morges, Switzerland to commemorate the 75th anniversary of his death (1943-2018). 

Deutschland Fest 2018 to be held in Hanoi

  Oct 30, 2018 17:27:22
NDO – “The Deutschland Fest 2018: German experiences in Hanoi” will take place around the Ly Thai To Statue area, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi, on November 2-3. 

Workshop brings Poland’s cinema closer to Vietnamese audiences

  Oct 28, 2018 21:17:28
NDO/VNA – Poland’s cinema as well as cooperation between Vietnam and Poland in this field was the main focus of a workshop in Hanoi on October 28. 

Hanoi exhibition marks 25 years of Vietnam-Israel diplomatic ties

  Oct 28, 2018 14:38:27
NDO – The Israeli Embassy in Vietnam and the Hanoi People’s Committee co-organised an exhibition, entitled “Israel in the heart of Hanoi”, on October 27, as part of activities to celebrate 25 years of Vietnam-Israel diplomatic relations (1993-2018). 

Curtain raised on fifth Hanoi International Film Festival

  Oct 28, 2018 14:34:44
NDO – The fifth Hanoi International Film Festival (HANIFF 5) officially opened at the Hanoi Friendship Cultural Palace on October 27 evening, under the theme “Cinema: Integration and Sustainable Development”.