Don Ca Tai Tu Festival promotes cultural identity

Thursday, 2017-04-13 04:47:53
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The organising board handing over a host flag to Can Tho provincial leaders for the third Don Ca Tai Tu festival
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NDO – The second national Don Ca Tai Tu festival, in Binh Duong province, offered artists a chance to meet, exchange experiences and showcase their talent, contributing preserve and promoting cultural identity.

Dang Minh Hung, Vice-Chairwoman of the Binh Duong provincial People’s Committee, and deputy head of the event’s organising board, made the statement at the closing ceremony of the festival, in the southern province of Binh Duong on April 12.

Under the theme ‘Southern Don ca tai tu—Preservation and Development’, the five-day event featured a range of activities including performances of Don ca tai tu and a space for gastronomical delights every night, a Don ca tai tu competition, themed ‘Don ca tai tu – a southern heritage’, a photo contest on Don ca tai tu singing and an exchange programme for outstanding artisans.

He stressed that the success of the festival’s organisation is part of a national action plan on protecting Don Ca Tai Tu, an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humankind, and is a vivid illustration of the Vietnamese Government’s commitment to UNESCO to safeguard the genre.

On the occasion, art troupes from 21 cities and provinces across the country were also honoured with prizes for their excellent performances at the festival.

At the ceremony, the organising board handed over a host flag to Can Tho provincial leaders for the third Don Ca Tai Tu festival, scheduled for 2020.

Visitors to the ceremony were invited to a farewell music party, featuring Don Ca Tai Tu performances by the award-winning troupes.