Bac Ninh honours Quan Ho singing preservers

Friday, 2019-02-15 16:54:21
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The ceremony to honour champions of the art of Quan ho singing (Photo: Bao Bac Ninh)
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NDO/VNA - A ceremony to honour individuals and organisations that have contributed to preserving and upholding the value of Quan Ho (love duet) singing, was held in the Kinh Bac culture centre in Bac Ninh city, the northern province of Bac Ninh on February 15.

The event is part of activities to respond to the “Ve mien Quan Ho” (Coming to the Quan ho region) festival 2019 and to mark the 10 years since Quan Ho Bac Ninh singing was recognised by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity.

Bac Ninh leaders presented certificates of merit to representatives from 44 villages of Quan Ho singing, 19 organisations and 18 individuals in recognition of their efforts in conserving and popularising the art genre in the community.

Quan Ho is an art form that combines various elements, including music, lyrics and costumes, and features the distinctive culture of people in the region formerly called Kinh Bac.

The art of love duets was inscribed in UNESCO’s representative list of intangible cultural heritage in September 2009.

In recent years, Bac Ninh has invested in renovation and construction of cultural institutions.
With support provided by authorities at all levels, the artists have been enthusiastic and motivated in conserving as well as staging new programmes to introduce Quan Ho to tourists.