The organization of a typical Viet village

The organization of a typical Viet village

VOV.VN - Bamboo hedges and village gates symbolize the autonomy of Viet villages. In the past, virtually all daily activities of Vietnamese villagers occurred within the space demarcated by the bamboo hedge.

The structure of a traditional Viet village

The structure of a traditional Viet village

VOV.VN - An outgrowth of wet rice civilization, Viet villages are characteristically agricultural villages. The structure of a Viet village is adapted to rice farming and constitutes Vietnam’s typical rural space.

Beliefs of the Kho Mu

Beliefs of the Kho Mu

VOV.VN - The Kho Mu practice many rituals and ceremonies each year: worship of the hamlet’s genie and ancestors and festivals to welcome new crops and the Rice Mother.

Tom singing of the Kho Mu

Tom singing of the Kho Mu

VOV.VN - Tom call-and-response singing is the most popular folk singing genre of the Kho Mu.

Richard Hughes - Journey to ease the pain of war

Richard Hughes - Journey to ease the pain of war

Dick Hughes (Actor, Humanitarian & Loose Cannons, Inc. Founder) has recently made a trip to Vietnam with the purpose of helping Vietnamese street children who are still suffering from the lingering pains caused by Agent Orange (AO)/Dioxin as war legacy.

Crafts of the Kho Mu

Crafts of the Kho Mu

VOV.VN - In the past the Kho Mu practiced a nomadic life and depended on nature. They made simple farm tools and utensils from wood and bamboo which are still used today.

Hanoi promotes Ca tru performances

Hanoi promotes Ca tru performances

VOV.VN - Hanoi is the cradle of ca tru, an ancient genre of chamber music featuring female vocalists. Many talented singers have emerged from Hanoi’s Ca tru clubs.

The Kho Mu group

The Kho Mu group

VOV.VN - The Kho Mu live in Vietnam’s northern mountain region together with other ethnic minority groups.

K’ho ritual of drinking straw wine

K’ho ritual of drinking straw wine

VOV.VN - Drinking straw wine is typical in the culture of the K’ho people. Straw wine is served at ceremonies to welcome guests, at festivals, and at worshiping rituals.

Folk dance of the K’ho

Folk dance of the K’ho

VOV.VN - Folk dancing has long been an inseparable part of the K’ho ethnic minority culture.