Gongs in the lives of Central Highlanders

Gongs in the lives of Central Highlanders

2/19/2012 - 20:36

Gong music is sacred to the Ede, for whom the sound of gongs evokes their origin myth, the Dam San epic. This story tells about the Ede leader, Dam San, longed to marry the Sun Goddess in order to subdue nature, rebel against heavenly authority and affirm the power of humanity. In today’s show, we would like to take you...

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“Don ca tai tu” - traditional improvisational chamber music

“Don ca tai tu” -  traditional improvisational chamber music

12/14/2011 - 10:52

Don ca tai tu”, a younger type of Vietnamese traditional music, emerged in the south at the end of the 19th century. Today, southerners appreciate and maintain this art form in their daily life

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Social Risk Fund-a new approach to reducing poverty in Thanh Hoa

Social Risk Fund-a new approach to reducing poverty in Thanh Hoa

12/3/2011 - 3:38

Sickness or even the death of a family member can plunge households into poverty in Trieu Thanh commune in the north central province of Thanh Hoa, where most families live off agriculture. Such tragedies often catch families here unprepared.

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Western Nghe An Biosphere Reserve

Western Nghe An Biosphere Reserve

12/2/2011 - 14:59

Covered by more than 1.3 million hectares of natural forest and spreading over nine mountainous districts, the Western Nghe An Biosphere Reserve is the only remaining area in northern Vietnam boasting a large expanse of well-preserved primary forest.

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Integrating people with disabilities into the labour market

Integrating people with disabilities into the labour market

11/26/2011 - 0:39

Up to 80 percent of people with disabilities are dependent on support from their family or social assistance provided by the state and/or community. Appropriate jobs for PWD have always been among top public concerns in Vietnam.

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Integrating young people with disabilities into Vietnamese society

Integrating young people with disabilities into Vietnamese society

11/19/2011 - 3:33

Most young people and children with disabilities in Vietnam come from vulnerable households. Their families are poor. And having a child with a disability has put even more pressure on their families.

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