Winners of India's Bharat Ratna awards: Ustad Bismillah Khan, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi

Winners of India's  Bharat Ratna awards: Ustad Bismillah Khan, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi

8/1/2015 - 16:34

(VOVworld)- Hello and welcome to the Special Music Show on Saturday. In tonight’s show, we will introduce you to winners of Bharat Ratna awards, the highest civilian award of India.

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Chầu văn - Vietnamese ritual singing

Chầu văn - Vietnamese ritual singing

6/19/2015 - 6:12

(VOVworld) - Chầu văn is a Vietnamese form of ritual singing. Chầu means supplication, văn means literature. Chầu văn is a highly rhythmic form of singing that often accompanies “hau dong” (mediumship) during rituals to honor the Mother Goddess or connect to other gods. It is usually performed in temples and pagodas.

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One day at Hoan Kiem Lake

One day at Hoan Kiem Lake

6/16/2015 - 11:16

(VOVworld) - Summer might be the best time to visit Hanoi and Hoan Kiem Lake might be the best destination if one wants to explore Hanoi to the full.

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Peace Trees: sprouts on the land of bombs and mines

Peace Trees: sprouts on the land of bombs and mines

4/11/2015 - 13:13

(VOVworld) – Peace trees Vietnam is the first US non-governmental organization allowed to operate in Vietnam with the aim of clearing unexploded ordnances left over from the war and providing social support mainly in the central province of Quang Tri.

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Vietnamese Vi-Giam folk singing revitalized in community

Vietnamese Vi-Giam folk singing revitalized in community

12/5/2014 - 18:28

(VOVworld) - Vietnamese Vi-Giam folk singing was officially recognized by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity at the 9th session of its Inter-governmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Paris on November 27. Recent changes in Vi-giam singing, ranging from performance to means of expression mean that local efforts to preserve it are intended...

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Pedestrian streets & Night market in Hanoi

Pedestrian streets & Night market in Hanoi

11/14/2014 - 16:40

(VOVworld) - As the oldest continuously developed area of Vietnam, Hanoi's Old Quarter has a history that spans 2,000 years and represents the eternal soul of the city. Located between Sword Lake, the Long Bien Bridge, a former city rampart, and a citadel wall, the Old Quarter is considered the heart of the capital city. Hanoi’s Old Quarter was recognized...

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Scenario for climate change response in Vietnam

Scenario for climate change response in Vietnam

9/24/2014 - 10:32

(VOVworld ) - Vietnam continues to be singled out as one of the world’s climate change hotspots. With its long coastline and low-lying deltas, researchers warn millions of people in the country are at risk from more frequent and severe storms, drought and sea level rise. Vietnam’s economy also stands to be badly affected. The Government is set this year...

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‘Bịt mắt bắt dê’, a folk game full of laughter

‘Bịt mắt bắt dê’, a folk game full of laughter

5/16/2014 - 17:08

(VOVworld) - A village festival in Vietnam is an opportunity for the locals to commemorate their ancestors and the village’s tutelary god and for visitors from all over the country to come and watch. A ritual, a procession, and folk games are the highlights of such a festival. The festival in Cao Trung hamlet, Đức Giang commune, in Hanoi’s outlying...

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Obsession with war and mental therapy

Obsession with war and mental therapy

2/23/2014 - 0:00

(VOVworld) - 40 years since the end of the Vietnam war, many American war veterans haven’t been able to find peace of mind. They have been struggling with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

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Pictorial book "Tre em thoi chien" (Children in war time)

Pictorial book

11/2/2013 - 16:12

(VOVworld) - There have been many movies and literary works depicting the lives of adults during war time, however, the number of works featuring the daily lives of the children during this time is limited. Many may ask themselves how Vietnamese children could survive during the hardest period of the war? Kim Dong Publishing House has brought out a pictorial...

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Ca trù- Ceremonial singing, Vietnamese folk music treasure

Ca trù- Ceremonial singing, Vietnamese folk music treasure

10/9/2013 - 11:18

(VOVworld) - In October, 2009, Vietnamese ceremonial singing, or Ca trù, was officially recognized by UNESCO as a world intangible cultural heritage in need of preservation. Ca tru is one of the most uniquely Vietnamese genres of folk music in the Vietnamese treasury of traditional music. Its origin and history remain controversial today.

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Vietnamese people’s betel chewing custom and its existence in today’s modern society

 Vietnamese people’s betel chewing custom and its existence in today’s modern society

10/8/2013 - 9:59

(VOVworld) - In the life of the Vietnamese people, betel chewing is not merely a habit, but one of the elements that make up Vietnamese culture and tradition ​​. Betel is used for daily receptions. As a spiritual food, betel nuts are used in traditional weddings, with simple but profound meanings.

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Cockfighting: long-standing form of popular entertainment

Cockfighting: long-standing form of popular entertainment

8/27/2013 - 16:43

(VOVworld) – For many centuries, Hanoians have been interested in cockfighting because of the cocks’ fighting skills, the game’s tactics, and its sporting spirit. The hobby has helped to create the cultural identity of the capital city’s citizens.

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Đồng dao – children’s folk songs

Đồng dao – children’s folk songs

7/29/2013 - 17:20

(VOVworld) - Đồng dao – children’s folk songs – are simple folk verses created long ago by unknown authors and passed orally from generation to generation. The lyrics are plain, often incoherent or illogical verses, which are rhymed to make them easy to sing and remember. Children sing the songs, which vividly and creatively describe familiar images and relations around...

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12 zodiac animals

12 zodiac animals

2/8/2013 - 9:41

(VOVworld) - 12 zodiac animals symbolize the changes of the heaven and earth and bring calmness to people’s minds whenever spring comes. The 12 zodiac pictures reflect good wishes, good luck, hope, and harmony between human beings and nature. That’s the reason why Vietnamese people for many years have hung pictures of zodiac animals at Lunar New Year. Today VOV...

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Nghệ Tĩnh’s folk singing

Nghệ Tĩnh’s folk singing

10/8/2012 - 11:11

(VOVworld) - Each region in Vietnam has its own typical folk songs. The land of Hồng Lam in Central Vietnam with its mountains and rivers, picturesque beauty, and brave, hardworking inhabitants has generated a folk culture rich in original national identity. On this week’s Sunday Show, we’ll introduce to you the beauty of Nghệ Tĩnh’s folk singing.

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Lên Đồng or “Going into a trance” Ritual

Lên Đồng or “Going into a trance” Ritual

6/4/2012 - 11:19

(VOVworld) – Worshipping the Mother Goddess – Mother of the Universe - has been a time-honoured spiritual practice in Vietnam since prehistoric times. The ancient Vietnam people initiated the practice of communicating with the universe in the “going into a trance” ritual. Researchers call it a “living museum of Vietnamese culture”. Stay tuned for some insights from reporter Thu Huong.

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Nguyen Bao Nguyen: Passion with black and white portrait drawings

Nguyen Bao Nguyen: Passion with black and white portrait drawings

5/17/2012 - 9:46

(VOVworld) – Digital technology has created a revolution in portraiture. People can take digital cameras anywhere to capture the special moments in their lives. But, one old man in the heart of Hanoi’s Old Quarter is sticking with black and white portrait drawings. He is 75-year-old artist Nguyen Bao Nguyen whose talented hands and patience infuses soul into his portrait...

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BBC Media Action: project on climate change communication

BBC Media Action: project on climate change communication

3/27/2012 - 17:40

(VOVworld) - Vietnam is the fifth most vulnerable country to climate change in the world. Temperature increases and changes in rainfall patterns will affect agricultural production, water resources and human health. Despite these far-reaching effects, the concept of “climate change” is still rather academic to many people, so educating people about Climate change and getting them to change their behaviors...

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Khuoc village’s Cheo theatre and local efforts to preserve and develop the art

Khuoc village’s Cheo theatre and local efforts to preserve and develop the art

3/9/2012 - 16:08

(VOVworld) The northern province of Thai Binh is famous for high-yield rice fields and as the cradle of Cheo or traditional opera. There are many Cheo villages in the province. Khuoc village is one of them. No one knows the exact origin of Khuoc Cheo, but villagers say it has been performed since ancient times. Despite years of rapid changes...

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