Then singing promoted to wider public

Then singing promoted to wider public

(VOVWORLD) - “Then” singing is an indispensable practice in the cultural and religious life of Tay, Nung, and Thai ethnic minority communities in Vietnam’s northern mountainous provinces. Much effort has...
Old books awaken great memories

Old books awaken great memories

(VOVWORLD) - Hanoi can be proud to be the city with the most readers in Vietnam. Many new bookstores are popping up, and old ones have always attracted readers who collect...
Four Sacred Animals dance through spring festivals

Four Sacred Animals dance through spring festivals

(VOVWORLD) - In Vietnamese belief, the 4 sacred animals - the dragon, the unicorn, the tortoise and the phoenix - symbolize luck and success. A traditional dance choreographed with the moves of these...
Book on customs of Vietnamese peasants published

Book on customs of Vietnamese peasants published

(VOVWORLD) - Culture researcher Phan Cam Thuong has just published the second book in his four-volume series on Vietnamese civilization. Titled “Life’s Customs – Cultural Customs of Vietnamese Peasants in 19th ...
Young villagers preserve Bai choi folk singing

Young villagers preserve Bai choi folk singing

(VOVWORLD) - UNESCO’s recognition of Bai choi singing as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity last December brought great pride and joy to people in the central coastal province of Phu Yen...
Vietnam’s folk music treasure promoted

Vietnam’s folk music treasure promoted

(VOVWORLD) - Over the past 3 years, the group “Dong Kinh co nhac”, which means “Ancient music of Tonkin”, has spared no effort mixing Vietnamese traditional music with modern music to...
Composer Huy Du and songs about soldiers

Composer Huy Du and songs about soldiers

(VOVWORLD) -Late composer Huy Du made his prestige in Vietnam’s revolutionary music genre with romantic and magnanimous compositions. His songs reflect the heroic spirit of soldiers and physicality of...
Bai choi enters UNESCO’s heritage list

Bai choi enters UNESCO’s heritage list

(VOVWORLD) - Bài chòi, a folk music genre practiced in central Vietnam, has been officially recognized as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. This recognition is of great importance...
Writers join hands for consolidated national unity

Writers join hands for consolidated national unity

(VOVWORLD) - More than 100 outstanding Vietnamese writers living in Vietnam or abroad gathered at a recent meeting in Hanoi to discuss issues related to national literature. At the event themed “Writers...
 Vietnam, Germany boost cultural exchange

Vietnam, Germany boost cultural exchange

(VOVWORLD) - More than 400 archaeological treasures from Vietnam on display at 3 exhibitions in Germany and a concert blending Vietnamese folk music and German romantic verses exemplify the cultural exchange...
Vietnam’s archeological treasures tour Germany

Vietnam’s archeological treasures tour Germany

(VOVWORLD) - Nearly 400 archaeological treasures from Vietnam are being displayed at the Reiss Engelhorn Museum in Mannheim city, southwest Germany. This is the third and final destination of the exhibition,...
Festival promotes Dao ethnic culture

Festival promotes Dao ethnic culture

(VOVWORLD) - The first national festival of Dao culture was held in Tuyen Quang city last week. Its aim was to preserve and promote Dao traditions and customs
Revolutionary songs retain a strong fanbase

Revolutionary songs retain a strong fanbase

(VOVWORLD) - Revolutionary songs are often played on medial channels during Vietnam’s major events. The music genre, which began soon after the 1945 August Revolution and advocated Vietnamese people’s staunch...