H’re ethnic group’s community organization

H’re ethnic group’s community organization

1/16/2017 - 14:25

(VOVworld)-H’re ethnic people have long been living in the southern part of the Truong Son Mountain Range. The H’re are united, which can be seen in the way they help each other in production and festive activities. The connectivity among H’re families and between an individual and the hamlet is based on kinship or neighborhood.

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Tom singing of the Kho Mu

Tom singing of the Kho Mu

12/30/2016 - 16:26

(VOVworld) – Tom call-and-response singing is the most popular folk singing genre of the Kho Mu.

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Beliefs of the Kho Mu

Beliefs of the Kho Mu

12/28/2016 - 19:03

(VOVworld) – The Kho Mu practice many rituals and ceremonies each year: worship of the hamlet’s genie and ancestors and festivals to welcome new crops and the Rice Mother. The worship of ancestors and the festivals to welcome new crops typify the beliefs of the Kho Mu.

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Mountains and forests in the life of the Kho Mu

Mountains and forests in the life of the Kho Mu

12/21/2016 - 10:24

(VOVworld) – The cultural life of the Kho Mu is closely associated with the mountains and forests. Despite social changes, some age-old customs have been maintained in their daily life and community festivals.

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Crafts of the Kho Mu

Crafts of the Kho Mu

12/13/2016 - 16:34

(VOVworld) – In the past the Kho Mu practiced a nomadic life and depended on nature. They made simple farm tools and utensils from wood and bamboo which are still used today.

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Firewood stove of the Kho Mu

Firewood stove of the Kho Mu

12/7/2016 - 17:16

(VOVworld) – The Kho Mu live close to nature and cultivate crops on terraced fields. They worship the Genie of Fire who generates life and prosperity. To Tuan introduces the firewood stove of the Kho Mu.

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The Kho Mu group

The Kho Mu group

11/30/2016 - 16:44

(VOVworld) – The Kho Mu live in Vietnam’s northern mountain region together with other ethnic minority groups. Today’s “Colorful Vietnam, Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups” segment begins a series of stories about the Kho Mu.

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Catching a husband and other marriage customs of the K’ho

Catching a husband and other marriage customs of the K’ho

11/7/2016 - 18:04

(VOVworld) – The K’ho are matriarchal and their take the active role in marriage. Although many of their customs and habits have changed towards modern society, they have maintained one age-old custom: “catching a husband.”

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Papoose of the K’ho

Papoose of the K’ho

11/2/2016 - 17:47

(VOVworld) – The papoose is an indispensable item in the daily life of the K’ho and ethnic groups in the central highlands. VOV introduces the craft of weaving papoose and its position in the life of the K’ho.

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Folk music of the K’ho

Folk music of the K’ho

10/26/2016 - 10:27

(VOVworld) – The K’ho has a treasury of folk music that include a variety of musical instruments: gongs, Sogor drums, and instruments fashioned from gourds or bamboo.

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K’ho ritual of drinking straw wine

K’ho ritual of drinking straw wine

10/21/2016 - 7:42

(VOVworld) – Drinking straw wine is typical in the culture of the K’ho people. Straw wine is served at ceremonies to welcome guests, at festivals, and at worshiping rituals.

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Folk dance of the K’ho

Folk dance of the K’ho

10/8/2016 - 9:32

(VOVworld)- Folk dancing has long been an inseparable part of the K’ho ethnic minority culture. At ceremonies, festivals and major social occasison of the K’Ho, folk dances seem allow the K’ho to express their gratitude to the god and genies for blessing them with bumper crops and a peaceful life.

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House of the K’ho

House of the K’ho

10/3/2016 - 16:37

(VOVworld) – Like many other ethnic groups in the Central Highlands, the K’ho live in stilt houses which are built harmoniously with nature.

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K’ho costumes

K’ho costumes

9/22/2016 - 15:18

(VOVworld) – Like many other ethnic groups in the Central Highlands, the K’ho have a tradition of weaving and making clothes for themselves. To Tuan introduces the costumes of the K’ho, which reflect their unique cultural identity.

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K’ho ethnic minority group

K’ho ethnic minority group

9/15/2016 - 13:29

(VOVworld)- K’Ho is the oldest ethnic group in the southern central highlands. Previously, they lived mainly in high mountains and their lives were quite isolated. This might be one of the reasons for many of their traditions and customs being remained until today.

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Indigo fabric – the beauty of Nung costumes

Indigo fabric – the beauty of Nung costumes

9/7/2016 - 17:08

(VOVworld) – Nung women teach their little girls to grow cotton trees, twine yarn, weave fabric, and embroider. In the Nung community, girls, who don’t know how to weave fabric and make clothes, will have a harder time finding husbands.

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The Nung’s singing

The Nung’s singing

8/29/2016 - 9:00

(VOVworld) – Folk songs have been part of the Nung’s cultural treasure since days long past. The Nung consider singing folk songs a way to communicate and express their feelings to others.

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Nung’s birthday celebrations demonstrate filial piety

Nung’s birthday celebrations demonstrate filial piety

8/23/2016 - 16:24

(VOVworld) – The Nung don’t commemorate the death anniversaries of the deceased. The children organize birthday celebrations for their parents to congratulate them on their longevity and show their deep gratitude for their parental merits.

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Then singing of the Nung

Then singing of the Nung

8/15/2016 - 18:14

(VOVworld) – Then singing, also called Lau Then, is a traditional kind of ritual singing of the Nung. Then singing reflects the Nung’s religious life as well as their cultural values.

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Nung’s New Year celebration and the meal to chase away bad luck

Nung’s New Year celebration and the meal to chase away bad luck

8/10/2016 - 16:11

(VOVworld) – Like many other ethnic groups, the Nung’s New Year festival is the biggest event of the year. They perform several rituals to say farewell to the old year and welcome the new year. In this edition of Colorful Vietnam - Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups, we introduce the Nung Phan Sinh’s New Year celebration and their meal to chase...

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

B: Ashik Eqbal Tokon of Bangladesh sent us an e-greeting card with pictures of Vietnamese Tet delicacies like watermelons, square sticky rice cakes, pork pie, and some other food. We...

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Welcome to Vietnam

Welcome to Vietnam

Welcome to Vietnam