Music performances liven up Hanoi’s Old Quarter

Music performances liven up Hanoi’s Old Quarter

(VOVWORLD) - Visitors wandering Hanoi’s Old Quarter streets at night are treated to beautiful sights and sounds, of performances featuring both traditional and modern music. These street shows have attracted more...
Vuon Man revolutionary story staged in Can Tho

Vuon Man revolutionary story staged in Can Tho

(VOVWORLD) - A performance featuring Vuon Man (plum garden), a revolutionary base in Can Tho city, was recently staged by the Tay Do reformed theater troupe. “White plum Blossom”, based on a...
HCMC encourages young writers’ creativity

HCMC encourages young writers’ creativity

(VOVWORLD) - “Saigon – a space for creative young poets” is an event recently organized by the Ho Chi Minh City Writers’ Association to provide local young writers a venue to share their feelings...
Spring festival honors ethnic culture

Spring festival honors ethnic culture

(VOVWORLD) - A cultural program called “Spring colours across Vietnam 2018” was held late last month in Hanoi. The event honored the cultural identities of Vietnamese ethnic groups and promoted national...
The dog in Vietnam’s folk culture

The dog in Vietnam’s folk culture

(VOVWORLD) - There is a saying: “Feed a human for 3 years and he will forget you in 3 seconds. Feed a dog for 3 days and he will remember you forever”. The...
Hand-written letter exhibition awakes reminicenses

Hand-written letter exhibition awakes reminicenses

(VOVWORLD) - Letter writing is one of life’s most beautiful forms of communication. A special exhibition called “Back to naive days” featuring 100 letters hand-written by Vietnamese people during the last hundred years...
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...