Hue Festival to feature 60 art troupes

More than 60 art troupes from home and abroad have registered to take part in the biennial Hue Festival 2014, which is scheduled to take place on April 12-20 in the imperial city.

For the first time, Vietnam will welcome world famous guests such as Brazil’s Sururu Na Roda band, Japan’s Bati-Holic drum troupe, and the Palestinian folk dance troupe Asayel. 

The festival will highlight Nha Nhac – the royal court music and dance of Hue which has been named by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. A similar variant of this elegant music is popular in Japan, where it is known as “Gegaku”, and also expected to be highlighted at the event. 

Themed “Cultural Heritage with Integration and Development”, the cultural festival is part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ East Asian-Latin American cultural exchange.

It will also feature an Ao dai (traditional long dress) show and exhibitions featuring Hue kite flying, calligraphy, food demos and street performance, among others. 

The ASEAN+3 Ministerial Meeting on Culture and Fine Arts will also take place in the city from April 16-21.

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