Arts festival honours diverse ethnic cultures

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NDO - The ‘I believe I can’ arts festival, featuring the unique and diverse cultures of ethnic minorities in Vietnam took place at the Vietnam National Academy of Music, No.77 Hao Nam Street, Hanoi on December 13.

Organised for the first time in 2015, the event has now become a festival dedicated to the unique and diverse cultures of ethnic minorities in Vietnam.

This year’s event themed “Indigenous knowledge – Spring of life” aims to highlight the practical values of indigenous knowledge, a complete system accumulated and refined after thousands of years.

It also is to honour the cultural values, mutual understandings and support between different ethnic groups nationwide.

The festival attracted the participation of over 100 members of different groups nationwide, including Khmer, Tay, Gia Rai, Pa Co, Muong, Pa Then and Mong.

All dances and songs are rehearsed, curated, and performed by ethnic people themselves, just as they are in everyday life.

During the festival, a series of activities, including an exhibition, traditional games and art performances, were also organised.

Earlier, a street performance was held in Hoan Kiem Lake on December 11.

The event was organised by the Institute for Studies of Society, Economics and Environment (iSEE).