Kpan – the powerful bench of the Ede

Kpan – the powerful bench of the Ede

(VOVWORLD) -The Kpan is a long wooden bench of the Ede people on which gong and drum performers sit. The Ede consider the Kpan a symbol of rich and powerful...
Chuseok: the Korean Thanksgiving holiday

Chuseok: the Korean Thanksgiving holiday

(VOVworld) - Chuseok, or the annual thanksgiving holiday, is the second biggest event after Lunar New Year Festival in Korea. Korean people visit relatives and ancestral graves during the celebration, which will fall on September 15th...
Jho gong, a musical instrument of Ede women

Jho gong, a musical instrument of Ede women

(VOVworld) – When the seasonal winds blow and peach and apricot trees bloom in the forests, the central highlanders welcome a season of festival, which lasts from the end of last year to the New Year. The Ede...
Rituals in an Ede person’s life

Rituals in an Ede person’s life

(VOVworld) – The Ede have their own perceptions of the life cycle. An Ede person has to experience various rites during his or her lifetime to report on their development to the...
Ede sculpture

Ede sculpture

(VOVworld) –Ede sculpture is exemplified in houses, graves, and pillars. The designs include familiar images of life like the sun, flowers, leaves and animals. 
Brocade weaving of Ede ethnic minorities

Brocade weaving of Ede ethnic minorities

(VOVworld) – Unlike other ethnic groups in Phu Yen province like the Cham and the Bana, the Ede ethnic people have retained their traditional weaving craft. In addition to their traditional long houses...
The guardians of Ede culture

The guardians of Ede culture

(VOVworld) – Wherever they live, the Ede people are aware of preserving their traditional culture. VOV’s Lan Anh talks to two of them
Traditional long house of the Ede

Traditional long house of the Ede

(VOVworld) – The long house, which accommodates several generations of a clan, typifies the Ede ethnic group’s matriarchy. Whenever a girl living in a house gets married, the house is lengthened...
The Ede matriarchal system

The Ede matriarchal system

(VOVworld) -  The Ede ethnic group’s matriarchal system is reflected in family, social relations, housing architecture and musical instruments.