‘Then’ singing in the heart of Hanoi Old Quarter

Update: 13:42 | 08/05/2018

A programme to promote Then folk singing of the Tay, Nung, and Thai ethnic minority groups has been held at the Kim Ngan temple in Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Organised by the VACC, the Hanoi Old Quarter Management Board, and the Dinh Lang Viet (Vietnamese Communal House) group, the event attracted the attention of the capital’s audience. 

‘Then’ singing, Hanoi Old Quarter, folk singing, ethnic minority groups, Kim Ngan temple, Vietnamese Communal House, traditional cultural values, capital’s audience

‘Then’ is a form of spiritual dance music of Tay, Nung, and Thai ethnic people in Vietnam.

‘Then’ singing, Hanoi Old Quarter, folk singing, ethnic minority groups, Kim Ngan temple, Vietnamese Communal House, traditional cultural values, capital’s audience

Then singing is a singing service in the spiritual rituals for the purpose of peace and happiness for the village and people.

‘Then’ singing, Hanoi Old Quarter, folk singing, ethnic minority groups, Kim Ngan temple, Vietnamese Communal House, traditional cultural values, capital’s audience

The show featured the participation of artists such as ancient artisan Nong Thi Lim, excellent artisan Pham Van Quang and a number of young talents, such as Nguyen Van Bach (Xuan Bach) Nguyen Van Tho, Hoang Huu Nam.

‘Then’ singing, Hanoi Old Quarter, folk singing, ethnic minority groups, Kim Ngan temple, Vietnamese Communal House, traditional cultural values, capital’s audience

Artisan Nong Thi Lim and young artisans perform Then singing.

‘Then’ singing, Hanoi Old Quarter, folk singing, ethnic minority groups, Kim Ngan temple, Vietnamese Communal House, traditional cultural values, capital’s audience

The programme features the singing rituals of the Tay, Nung in the northern mountain provinces in Vietnam.

‘Then’ singing, Hanoi Old Quarter, folk singing, ethnic minority groups, Kim Ngan temple, Vietnamese Communal House, traditional cultural values, capital’s audience

Dancing by male artists at the show.

‘Then’ singing, Hanoi Old Quarter, folk singing, ethnic minority groups, Kim Ngan temple, Vietnamese Communal House, traditional cultural values, capital’s audience

Artisans Pham Duy Quang performs a ritual.

‘Then’ singing, Hanoi Old Quarter, folk singing, ethnic minority groups, Kim Ngan temple, Vietnamese Communal House, traditional cultural values, capital’s audience

A part of a ‘Then’ performance during the wedding of the Tay ethnic group.

‘Then’ singing, Hanoi Old Quarter, folk singing, ethnic minority groups, Kim Ngan temple, Vietnamese Communal House, traditional cultural values, capital’s audience

According to the plan, in 2018, the 'Then' Singing Practice of the Tay, Nung, and Thai in Vietnam will be considered as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity.

Source: NDO

 
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