Art exchange fosters ties between Vietnamese, RoK localities

Saturday, 2019-03-09 12:31:51
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A performance by artisans from Jeollabuk province. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO – A traditional art performance & exchange programme between Vietnam’s Central Highlands province of Dak Lak and the Republic of Korea’s Jeollabuk province was held in Buon Ma Thuot city, Dak Lak province, on the evening of March 8, with the theme “Friendship Melody”.

The event is part of activities under the seventh Buon Ma Thuot Coffee Festival 2019, slated for March 9-16, seeking to tighten solidarity, cooperation and friendship between Dak Lak and Jeollabuk.

During the exchange night, many unique pieces of traditional arts from the two localities were performed with enthusiasm and full of national identities.

The RoK artisans served the audience with Namdo folk songs, Kayagum (traditional Korean musical instrument) performances and drum dances, while the Dak Lak artisans performed pieces imbued with the mountain and forest identities of the Central Highlands region, such as lithophone solos, T’rung bamboo xylophone duet, K’ram gong execution, and national musical instrumentation.

According to the organising committee, Dak Lak and Jeollabuk share many similarities concerning natural conditions and folk culture. The art exchange programme helps to strengthen the cooperation and friendship between the two provinces, while enabling their artisans and people to gain a better understanding of each other’s cultural life.

Joining the 2019 Buon Ma Thuot Coffee Festival, Jeollabuk’s artisans will also perform in the Street Festival on March 9. In addition, the RoK’s artisans and chefs will perform the processing of 6,000 traditional rice crackers and serve tourists for free at the Central Highlands Food Festival a week later.