Folk singing festival opens in Ha Tinh

Folk singing festival opens in Ha Tinh

NDO - The fifth festival featuring Vi and Giam folk singing of Nghe Tinh, named an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, kicked off in the central province of Ha Tinh on August 25. (Aug 26, 2018 15:01:25)


Vietnam heritage photo contest 2018 launched

  Aug 01, 2018 18:21:25
NDO – The seventh Vietnam Heritage Photo Contest 2018, was officially launched by the Vietnam Heritage Magazine under the Vietnam Cultural Heritage Association, in Ho Chi Minh City on August 1.  

UNESCO: Heritages in Vietnam saddled with many challenges

  Jul 29, 2018 16:23:56
NDO – Vietnam is highly appreciated for protecting both cultural heritages and intangible cultural heritages, as well as actively participating in building UNESCO's policies on World Heritages and sustainable development, however, Vietnam is facing many large challenges in preserving the heritages. UNESCO has identified these challenges at a conference held in Hanoi on the protection and promotion of the values of Vietnam’s heritages for sustainable development, affirming that UNSCO will provide concrete support to Vietnam.  

First national conference on heritage protection, promotion opens

  Jul 27, 2018 18:04:35
NDO/VNA – The first national conference on the preservation and promotion of cultural heritage in Vietnam was held in Hanoi on July 27, with the participation of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. 

Seminar talks protection of world natural heritages

  Jul 09, 2018 21:50:30
NDO/VNA – An international seminar on world natural heritages and sustainable development in the new context opened in the northern province of Quang Ninh on July 9.  

Lam Dong battle to evoke gong’s soul as development accelerates

  Jul 07, 2018 17:26:43
NDO - The space of Gong culture in Vietnam’s Central Highlands was recognised by the UNESCO as a Masterpiece of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2005. In Lam Dong province, although it once faced the threat of being buried in oblivion, the practice of resounding gongs has been preserved and revived thanks to the joint efforts made by local practitioners and the authorities.  

The art of the Red Dao people’s costume decoration

  Jul 05, 2018 09:53:41
NDO – The craft of making the colourful and elaborately decorated costumes of Red Dao women in Bac Kan province is careful and demanding process in every step, from dyeing to weaving and sewing. 

Project launched to digitally conserve Hue historical monuments

  Jul 02, 2018 16:37:39
NDO - A project was launched to digitalise the data from Emperor Tu Duc Tomb and An Dinh Palace in the central province of Thua Thien Hue, on July 1, in order to enhance the management and preservation of the two historical monuments. 

Compiling dossier on Cham ethnic pottery to submit to UNESCO

  Jun 20, 2018 11:43:16
NDO - The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has ratified Ninh Thuan provincial People’s Committee’s proposal to compile a dossier on Cham ethnic people’s traditional pottery to secure UNESCO recognition as an intangible cultural heritage in urgent need of safeguarding. 

Mask dance – An intangible cultural heritage in Lang Son

  Jun 08, 2018 17:40:16
NDO – Mask dancing is a long-standing traditional practice which has been performed throughout many generations of the Tay and Nung ethnic groups in the northern province of Lang Son.  

Vietnamese envoy’s book recognised as documentary heritage

  May 31, 2018 10:43:19
NDO - A book of maps detailing a Vietnamese envoy’s itinerary to China in the 18th century has been recognised as a documentary heritage by the Memory of the World Committee for Asia and the Pacific (MOWCAP). 

Dreaming of an authentic performance space for Then singing

  May 26, 2018 11:49:23
NDO – Born in That Khe town, Trang Dinh district, Lang Son province, one of the cradles of Then folk singing, 29-year-old artisan Nguyen Van Bach (alias Xuan Bach) has developed a strong passion and attachment to the traditional art form of the Tay, Nung and Thai groups.  

Vietnam’s bai choi art receives UNESCO heritage certificate

  May 06, 2018 15:01:59
NDO - A ceremony was held in Binh Dinh province on May 5, to receive a certificate recognising bai choi, a form of folk singing popular in central Vietnam, as a UNESCO intangible heritage of humanity. 

UNESCO status for Bai Choi singing: An honour and responsibility to uphold ancestral treasure

  May 05, 2018 16:59:48
NDO – UNESCO-recognised Bai Choi folklore singing is not only a unique heritage of Vietnam’s central region but also a treasured cultural practice of all Vietnamese people. Over the past few years, the preservation and promotion of the exquisite values of Bai Choi singing have received great attention from both Bai Choi artists and the local authorities.  

Paranung drum – Pride of the Cham people

  Apr 29, 2018 15:39:43
NDO – Every year when the indigenous Tagilau flowers are in full bloom across the forests and mountains, the Cham people of Ninh Thuan province joyfully celebrate Kate festival, their most important event in the year.