Music performance celebrates Peru’s 198th Independence Day

Tuesday, 2019-08-06 11:06:46
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A performance by Peruvian band Apu Inka (Photo: VNA)
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NDO – A special art programme was held in Hanoi on August 5 to mark Peru’s 198th Independence Day and the 25th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and Peru.

The show was organised by the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in co-ordination with the Peruvian Embassy in Vietnam.

Speaking at the event, Peruvian Ambassador to Vietnam, Augusto Morelli, said Vietnam and Peru should continue to enhance and foster their relations in various fields from economy-finance and investment to culture, both bilaterally and multilaterally.

The ambassador also expressed his hope that the art programme would help Vietnamese people understand more about Peru’s music, in particular, and culture, in general.

For his part, Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Ta Quang Dong said that despite geographical distance, Vietnam and Peru share similarities in history and culture.

The solidarity, mutual support and aspirations for cooperation of Vietnamese and Peruvian people have created an important foundation for the two countries to promote the multi-faceted collaboration, covering culture, in the context that cultural diplomacy has been identified as one of the three pillars of Vietnam’s diplomacy, he added.

At the programme, Peruvian band Apu Inka performed Vietnamese folk music and traditional dances of the Amazon jungle and the high mountains of the Andes.

The show also featured traditional dances of the ancient Peruvian civilisation as well as new dances based on the indigenous culture and influences from Spanish and African cultures.