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Ninh Binh promotes art of blind minstrel singing

Update: March, 02/2012 - 09:47

NINH BINH — A performance of xam (strolling blind minstrel singing) was held on Wednesday in the northern province of Ninh Binh as part of the Traditional Xam Preservation and Promotion Project. The project was launched last year with the participation of veteran artists from around the country who dedicated themselves to collecting the old tunes and teaching them to younger singers.

Xam was a traditional folk culture familiar to many generations of Vietnamese, said Ninh Binh People's Committee vice chairman Tran Huu Binh. "The art is in risk of decline as the artists are getting old and a new generation hasn't been trained," Binh said.-VNS

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