Chu Dau ceramics and the journey to promote Vietnamese cultural quintessence

Chu Dau ceramics and the journey to promote Vietnamese cultural quintessence

NDO - Chu Dau village is located in Thai Tan commune, Nam Sach District, Hai Duong city, about 80 km from the North West of Hanoi. Chu Dau ceramics are high-class Vietnamese ancient ceramics representing “the rice civilization” dated from the 13th century and were honoured as “Royal symbol products” at the end of 17th century. (Feb 27, 2019 00:00:01)


‘Cheo’ master works to save the vitality of Vietnamese traditional opera

  Feb 01, 2019 16:11:10
NDO – Born in 1950 in Hung Ha district, Thai Binh province, which is the cradle of Cheo (Vietnamese traditional opera), People’s Artist Ngo Thi Thanh Hoai has fallen into the sweet and charming melodies of ‘Cheo’ since she was a little girl. 

Neu pole installed at Hue Imperial Citadel to welcome Lunar New Year

  Jan 28, 2019 17:16:41
NDO – A Neu pole, a tall bamboo tree with red garment strips used to dispel evil spirits during Tet (Lunar New Year) festival, was erected at Hue Imperial Citadel in Thua Thien-Hue province on January 28. 

Exhibition spotlights traditional Quan ho singing in modern context

  Jan 23, 2019 18:06:32
NDO/VNA – An exhibition on Quan ho (love duet) songs opened in the northern province of Bac Ninh on January 23 to mark a decade since the traditional art form was recognised by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity (2009-2019). 

‘Then’ singing practitioners strive to preserve their traditional tunes

  Jan 21, 2019 17:46:56
NDO – ‘Then’ singing is a unique folk art practiced by Tay and Nung ethnic groups in north-eastern localities, including Lang Son province. The time-treasured art form has been preserved sustainably in Lang Son thanks to the passion of practitioners and villagers in the province. 

Exhibition reveals maritime secrets from ancient shipwrecks

  Jan 18, 2019 17:38:10
NDO/VNA – More than 500 ceramic and porcelain objects retrieved from ancient shipwrecks in Vietnam’s seas are on display at an exhibition which opened at the Vietnam National Museum of History in Hanoi on January 18. 

Quang Ngai locals exert efforts to make Bai Choi singing thrive again

  Jan 15, 2019 11:40:50
NDO – Born in 1954, Quang Ngai-based artisan Trinh Cong Son is the founder and director of the Centre for Preservation and Development of Quang Ngai’s Bai Choi Folk Singing. He has actively coordinated with agencies and Bai Choi performers in the province to safeguard and uphold the value of Bai Choi singing in the community, particularly among younger generations. 

Prime Minister attends first Vietnam Brocade Culture Festival

  Jan 15, 2019 11:34:50
NDO – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc joined Centre Highlanders and visitors at the first Vietnam Brocade Culture Festival, which kicked off in Dak Nong province on January 14. 

Programme celebrates 100 years of ‘cai luong’ art in Vietnam

  Jan 14, 2019 11:48:43
NDO – A programme was held on Nguyen Hue pedestrian street in Ho Chi Minh City on January 13, to celebrate 100 years of the formation and development of ‘cai luong’ (reformed theatre) art in Vietnam. 

Major pagoda in Hai Duong province gets upgrade

  Jan 13, 2019 19:59:26
NDO/VNA – The first phase of the rehabilitation and expansion of Vinh Quang Pagoda in Hung Son commune of Thanh Mien district, the northern province of Hai Duong, has completed, making it one of the biggest Buddhist temples in the locality. 

Arts collector Thu Hoa: We are proud to reconnect an interruption of once-famous Kim Hoang paintings

  Jan 12, 2019 12:11:27
NDO – As Tet (lunar New Year) festival is approaching, those who love traditional values can easily enjoy bright-coloured Kim Hoang folk paintings and lively applications of the traditional genre of painting in contemporary life. Arts collector Nguyen Thi Thu Hoa, who is running a project on preserving Kim Hoang paintings, granted an interview with the Thoi Nay (Today) publication of Nhan Dan (The People) Newspaper to review how the project came into being. 

Restoration of Phung Tien Hall in Hue completed

  Jan 08, 2019 12:35:58
NDO - A project to restore the Phung Tien Hall, an ancestral worship hall in the imperial citadel of Hue, has been completed after 13 months with the help of German funds and technical assistance. 

Vietnam adds 22 additional artefacts to national treasure register

  Jan 03, 2019 10:20:46
NDO - An additional 22 artefacts have been recognised as national treasures under a recent decision by the Prime Minister, raising the total number of national treasures to 164. 

Nearly VND30 billion invested to upgrade Hung King Temple

  Dec 16, 2018 15:57:57
NDO – A project, aiming to upgrade the landscape and plant trees in the area of cross-road in Gieng Temple under the Special National Historical Relic Site of Hung Kings Temple in the northern province of Phu Tho, was inaugurated and put into use on December 15, after three months of construction. 

Preservation of ethnic minorities’ culture an urgent task: workshop

  Dec 15, 2018 19:00:21
NDO/VNA – How to protect and bring into play the values of folk culture of ethnic minority groups in Vietnam was discussed at a workshop held at the National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism in Hanoi on December 14.