VOV.VN - UNESCO has recognized the singing of "Then" by the Tay, Nung and Thai ethnic communities as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
The second Lang Son peach blossom festival kicked off in the northern province of Lang Son on January 26 with the participation of more than 200 artists.
VOV.VN - Vietnam has consistently attached great importance to preserving and promoting ethnic culture, especially in border areas, considering it an important task of national development.
VOV.VN -Then singing and Tinh gourd lute playing are typical folk art forms among the Tay, Nung, and Thai ethnic minority communities in Vietnam’s northern mountains.
VOV.VN - Chi commune in Xuan Giang village, Ha Giang province, 300km from Hanoi on provincial highway 183, is attracting a growing number of tourists.
The first national intangible cultural heritage festival will take place simultaneously with the Tuyen Quang City Festival in the northern mountainous province of Tuyen Quang from September 20-23.
VOV.VN - “Then” singing is an indispensable practice in the cultural and religious life of Tay, Nung, and Thai ethnic minority communities in Vietnam’s northern mountainous provinces.
Then singing with Dan Tinh (gourd lute) is a unique art of Tay, Nung and Thai ethnic groups in northern mountainous provinces such as Ha Giang, Cao Bang, Bac Can and Lang Son.
The sixth national festival of the art of Then singing and Tinh gourd lute of the Tay, Nung and Thai ethnic groups officially opened in Ha Giang city, the northernmost province of Ha Giang, on May 13.
“Then” singing is an indispensable practice in the cultural and religious life of Tay and Nung ethnic minority communities in the northern province of Thai Nguyen, especially Dinh Hoa region.
Lang Son province has encouraged the establishment of local Then singing clubs to promote the development of this genre of traditional singing – a typical culture of Tay, Nung and Thai ethnic people in the northern mountainous region.
Those who have visited Tay, Nung and Thai ethnic people in the northern mountainous region of Vietnam are often astounded by traditional Then singing, which is accompanied by a handmade gourd lute called “Dan tinh” or “Tinh Tau”.
A scientific seminar discussing ways to preserve folk music of ethnic minorities in the northern mountainous region took place in the province of Dien Bien on May 10.
The sixth edition of the National Festival of Traditional Then singing will take place on May 12-14 in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang, with the participation of artists from 14 provinces and cities nationwide.
More than 30 activities featuring local culture will take place during the second Culture – Sports – Tourism festival in the northern province of Lang Son, heard a press briefing on March 5.
Vietnam will submit dossiers asking UNESCO to recognise the Tay and Nung ethnic people’s Then Singing Practice as a world intangible cultural heritage before March 31, according to the government office’s official document.
Charming “Then” singing, a traditional kind of performing art of several ethnic minority groups in Vietnam, has regained its spotlight, thanks to the effort by local artists in the northern mountainous province of Tuyen Quang.
VOV.VN - Then singing, also called Lau Then, is a traditional kind of ritual singing of the Nung. Then singing reflects the Nung’s religious life as well as their cultural values.
(VOV) - The “Then” singing of Vietnam’s Tay and Nung ethnic minority groups is of particular importance to people in the northeast region.
Over recent years, the northern mountainous province of Tuyen Quang has undertaken a number of measures with joint efforts from levels and sectors to protect and uphold the value of the local traditional art of Then singing.