Folklore and music associations honoured

Monday, 2017-12-18 04:46:42
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The Association of Vietnamese Folklorists was honoured with the Labour Order, second class. (Photo: VTV)
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NDO - The Association of Vietnamese Folklorists celebrated its 50th founding anniversary on December 17.

Speaking at the ceremony, Politburo member and National Assembly vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong urged the Association to play a leading role in promoting Vietnamese culture.

The Association should serve as a common house for folklorists across the country, she said, adding that it’s important to promptly finalise the research project on the folk culture of Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups.

On the occasion, the Association of Vietnamese Folklorists was honoured with the Labour Order, second class.

Founded in 1967, the association currently has over 1,400 members with 600 recognised folklorists.

The same day, the Vietnam Composers’ Association also held a ceremony to celebrate its 60th anniversary in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam.

Generations of Vietnamese musicians gathered in Hanoi on Sunday to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Vietnam Composers’ Association.

In his speech, Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam spoke highly of the association's contributions to the national revolution over the past 6 decades.

Vietnamese composers have been closely associated with the cause of national construction and defence to create immortal works, he said, noting that eight out of Vietnam’s 12 intangible cultural heritages of humanity, that have been recognised by UNESCO, are related to music.