Dan bau (monochord) embodies Vietnamese culture

Dan bau (monochord) embodies Vietnamese culture

11/11/2016 - 14:57

(VOVworld) – Vietnam’s dan bau, or monochord, produces seductive sounds which represents the Vietnamese soul and feelings. Dan bau is considered a special witness of Vietnam’s history and culture.

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Vietnamese classical opera performed at Hanoi Opera House

Vietnamese classical opera performed at Hanoi Opera House

11/4/2016 - 14:30

(VOVworld) – Since September, 2016, in accordance with a decision by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, traditional art troupes have been taking turns performing at the Hanoi Opera House . Artists of the Vietnam National Tuong Theatre are using this opportunity to reach a wider audience.

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Hanoi Ao Dai Festival 2016 conveys traditional values

Hanoi Ao Dai Festival 2016 conveys traditional values

10/28/2016 - 17:59

(VOVworld) - The Hanoi Ao Dai (traditional long dress) Festival 2016 took place at the Thang Long–Hanoi Imperial Citadel in mid-October. The beauty of Hanoi’s old quarter, Vong village’s young rice, Hang Trong folk paintings, and other themes were expressed through ao dai created by 32 designers.

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Huu Bao – Photographer of Hanoi’s daily life

Huu Bao – Photographer of Hanoi’s daily life

10/21/2016 - 17:27

(VOVworld) – Huu Bao, a photographer passionate about Hanoi, has lived through the city’s major changes. Hanoi through his lens is busy or tranquil, old or modern.

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Renewal – A realized dream

Renewal – A realized dream

10/14/2016 - 17:28

(VOVworld) – The past 30-year renewal has enabled Vietnam to escape poverty and backwardness and become a dynamic, middle-income country. An exhibition entitled “Renewal – A journey of dreams” reveals how renewal has changed Vietnam.

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Vietnam’s fine arts during 30 years of renewal

Vietnam’s fine arts during 30 years of renewal

10/7/2016 - 15:37

(VOVworld) – Since Vietnam began its renewal process in 1986, its fine arts have flourished.

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Folk paintings of Sinh village

Folk paintings of Sinh village

10/1/2016 - 16:11

(VOVworld) – If Hanoi is famous for Hang Trong folk paintings and the northern delta has Dong Ho paintings, the central province of Thua Thien Hue boasts paintings of Sinh village. The woodblock printed paintings have been associated the spiritual life of locals for generations.

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Worship paintings of ethnic groups in northern Vietnam

Worship paintings of ethnic groups in northern Vietnam

9/23/2016 - 17:32

(VOVworld) - Worship paintings of Vietnam’s northern ethnic groups are associated with Buddhism and Taoism and reflect ethnic cultural origin and customs.

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Hang Trong folk paintings

Hang Trong folk paintings

9/16/2016 - 17:29

(VOVworld) – Hang Trong folk paintings first appeared 400 years ago as religious and Lunar New Year hanging pictures. In the early 20th century, they covered more topics such as social practices and the illustrations of popular stories. Thanks to its open-mindedness, which met both religious and entertainment needs, Hang Trong folk paintings became much sought after.

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Kim Hoang folk paintings

Kim Hoang folk paintings

9/9/2016 - 17:38

(VOVworld) – Kim Hoang folk paintings which originates in Kim Hoang village, Hoai Duc district, Hanoi, flourished from the 18th to the 19th century. They mostly portray fixtures in the simple lives of people in the northern delta region, such as buffaloes, pigs, chicken, and village life on the Lunar New Year.

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Dong Ho folk paintings

Dong Ho folk paintings

9/1/2016 - 16:25

(VOVworld) – Dong Ho folk paintings are printed from woodblocks and created by Dong Ho villagers in Bac Ninh province. Each picture sends a philosophic message about morality, ethics, and religious beliefs.

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Truong Sa-Here we come

Truong Sa-Here we come

9/1/2016 - 13:16

(VOVworld) – A photographic exhibition about the Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelago by Radio the Voice of Vietnam (VOV) journalist Nguyen My Tra during her trip to the islands this June, opened in Hanoi. This is the first time a that female journalist has organized a photo exhibition about Truong Sa which inspires the visitors with warm and deep sentiments.

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Vietnamese traditional culture through 12 typical kinds of folk paintings

Vietnamese traditional culture through 12 typical kinds of folk paintings

8/26/2016 - 17:26

(VOVorld) - Hanoi Museum in collaboration with Hanoi Ceramic Museum has hosted a thematic exhibition named “12 typical kinds of Vietnamese folk paintings”. The exhibition features excellent works from well-known painting genres such as the Dong Ho, Hang Trong, Sinh Village, Southern Do The, worship, Hue and Southern Glass, Kim Hoang, Fabric, and Scroll Fabric styles.

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Hanoi Opera House, a temple of art

Hanoi Opera House, a temple of art

8/19/2016 - 14:30

(VOVworld) – Nestled in the heart of Vietnam’s capital city, the Hanoi Opera House is an ideal venue for top-notch performances. As from this autumn forth, the Opera House will be hosting more classical shows to meet the public’s entertainment needs.

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Promoting the Cham culture

Promoting the Cham culture

8/12/2016 - 16:48

(VOVworld) – Vietnam’s Cham ethnic culture is being challenged by globalization and international integration. A recent workshop organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism and An Giang province raised the issue of protecting and promoting the Cham culture.

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Exporting Vietnamese cultural content to the world

Exporting Vietnamese cultural content to the world

8/5/2016 - 13:57

(VOVworld) – Vietnamese publishing companies have been working to export books and content to promote the national image.

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Tracing back traditional musical instruments’ uniqueness

Tracing back traditional musical instruments’ uniqueness

7/29/2016 - 17:38

(VOVworld) – After many years of efforts, the group “Dong Kinh co nhac” (Ancient music of Tonkin) has revived 16 traditional musical instruments which were created hundreds of years ago. The body of the instrument is made from wood and the strings are made from silk. This is the result of a project called “Singing a silk voice” by the...

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The fire culture of ethnic people

The fire culture of ethnic people

7/22/2016 - 16:10

(VOVworld) – The kitchen plays an important role for every ethnic family in Vietnam. The cooking place is also a venue where rituals and other customs occur. Whenever a guest arrives, the host makes a fire to show hospitality.

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Ai Lao singing and dancing in Giong festival

Ai Lao singing and dancing in Giong festival

7/15/2016 - 12:12

(VOVworld) – Ai Lao singing and dancing is a traditional ritual only seen at the Giong festival in Phu Dong village, Gia Lam district, Hanoi. Ai Lao, one of the rare remaining ancient art forms of Vietnam, has spiritual, historical and cultural significance that needs to be preserved and promoted.

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Traditional music livens up Hanoi’s Old Quarter

Traditional music livens up Hanoi’s Old Quarter

7/8/2016 - 15:41

(VOVworld) – At the weekend, some streets in Hanoi’s Old Quarter are full of the sights and sounds of folk performances, attracting large crowds of visitors. These street shows contribute to promoting Vietnam’s traditional culture.

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Wednesday March 22, 2017

Wednesday March 22, 2017

(VOVworld) - We are very glad to know that Gerry Neumann has returned to his home in England safe and sound. On his latest email on March 20, Gerry wrote...

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Vietnamese "Ao dai" promoted in South Korea

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(VOVworld) - It’s freezing cold during winter in South Korea. But the harsh weather cannot keep Vietnamese women there from wearing “Ao dai” – the traditional Vietnamese long dress, which...