The northern region and Ninh Binh xam (blind buskers' singing) clubs competition 2019 began in Ninh Binh province on December 3.
The ongoing competition was organised by the provincial department of Culture and Sports and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, held at Ninh Binh Conference Centre.
A xam singing performance at the festival.
A total 15 local xam singing clubs from Hanoi, Hai Phong, Quang Ninh, Nam Dinh, Vinh Phuc, Thai Binh, Thanh Hoa, and elsewhere participated in the event.
Each club joined in three performances including buskers' singing with old and contemporary lyrics.
Beside the main competition, activities like paying tribute to xam master singer Ha Thi Cau, a seminar on the art of buskers' singing and a performance to promote Ninh Binh tourism were also held at the event.
The organising board will present five A prizes, five B prizes, five C prizes and 30 consolidation prizes.
The festival runs until December 5.
Vinh Phuc preserves folk singing to promote tourism
Trong quan Duc Bac singing - response folk singing between male and female groups – has been practised by locals in the northern province of Vinh Phuc for centuries and has become a cultural “speciality” of the locality.
Unique ‘sli’, ‘luon’ singing of Tay and Nung ethnic people
(BGO) – The Tay and Nung ethnic people in Bac
Giang province live mainly in the districts of Son Dong, Luc Ngan, Luc Nam, Yen
The, Tan Yen and Lang Giang. In their spiritual life, they own a rich treasure
of folk arts such as proverbs, chants, parallel sentences, poetic stories and
myths... Especially, in addition to the heritage of Then singing and Tinh gourd
lute, the Tay and Nung people have ‘sli’ and ‘luon’ songs bearing their own
identity, attracting listeners.
Bac Giang to celebrate 10th anniversary of UNESCO recognition of Quan ho and Ca tru singing
On August 22, Vice Chairman of the Bac Giang provincial People’s Committee Le
Anh Duong, Head of the Organization Board for the 10th anniversary of UNESCO recognition of Quan
ho (love duet singing) and Ca tru (ceremonial singing) as the intangible culture
heritage of humanity as well as the second ceremony to bestow title of People’s
Artist and Meritorious artist in the field of intangible cultural heritage in
2019 chaired a meeting to finalize the instruction and implementation.
Ca tru singing in Phuong Hoang land
(BGO) - "Ca tru (ceremonial
singing) is very difficult, only those who love it and perseveres can follow
this career. However, our club now gathers nearly 30 members”, Dang Thi Chan,
former head of the Ca tru Club of Yen Dung district, Bac Giang province,
excitedly told us.
Da Nang moves to pervade unique value of Bai choi singing
‘Bai choi’ singing - a popular folklore style of singing in the central and south central regions of Vietnam was added to the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in December 2017. The acknowledgement motivated localities in the regions and Da Nang city in particular to make plans and programmes to safeguard and pervade the folk art form’s unique value in the community.