“Sac bua” singing recognized as national intangible cultural heritage

(VOVworld) - “Sac bua” (Lunar New Year greeting) singing in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre was recognized as a national intangible cultural heritage at a ceremony in the Phu Le communal house on Thursday.

“Sac bua” singing recognized as national intangible cultural heritage - ảnh 1
"Sac bua" artists (Photo: VNA)

“Sac bua” is one of six kinds of folk singing in Ben Tre but nobody knows exactly when it originated and it is in danger of dying out. The singing combines agricultural rituals and religious features to pray for good luck, prosperity, and bumper crops. The genre combines folk singing, dancing, and stage performance.

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