(VOV) -Total revenue of Vietnam’s tourism industry was estimated at VND230 trillion in 2014, up 15% from the figure recorded in the previous year.
Vietnam’s Nghe Tinh Vi-Giam folk singing was officially recognised by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity at the 9th session of its Inter-governmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Paris on November 27.
(VOV) -Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Dang Thi Bich Lien is leading a Vietnamese delegation seeking UNESCO recognition for Vi-Giam folk singing at a conference in Paris.
The Nghe Tinh Vi-Giam folk singing of Vietnam is amongst 46 nominations for UNESCO’s recognition as the world intangible cultural heritages of humanity at the UN body’s upcoming session.
Bai choi singing in the central provinces of Binh Dinh, Phu Yen and Quang Nam was listed as a national intangible cultural heritage in late August, a move expected to facilitate the application for recognition of the folk singing as a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage in 2016.
The first national festival of “Don ca tai tu”, the musical art that UNESCO has recognised as intangible cultural heritage, officially opened in the southern province of Bac Lieu on April 24 with the participations of artists from 21 provinces and cities in the region.
(VOV) -Hundreds of amateur artists participated in the second annual Chau Van Singing Festival, organised by the Vietnam Cultural Heritage Association in the northern province of Bac Giang on April 19.
Artists from Vietnam and the Republic of Korea brought to the stage Chau Van (spiritual singing) and Saenam Gut performances, their own national intangible cultural heritages, in the northern province of Nam Dinh on December 18.
Vietnamese folk singing or “Quan Ho Bac Ninh” has been included in the list of “Best in Asia 2010” published by the US magazine Time.
The third national festival of Then singing and Tinh zither performances opened in the northern province of Bac Kan on August 24 as part of various cultural activities celebrating major national events and the 60th anniversary of Bac Kan’s Liberation Day.