|Ví giặm was recognised as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO last year. — Photo khamphadisan.com|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — A group of veteran artists sang the beautiful rhythms of ví giặm, folk songs from the Nghệ An-Hà Tĩnh region, during the opening ceremony of the first Ví Giặm Singing Club in HCM City last weekend.
The club promotes the values of ví giặm and encourages local residents, especially youth, to learn about the art form.
Veteran artists who are members of the club, such as Tố Nga, Thu Giang, Đinh Linh and Sông Thao, offer free training in singing.
Ví giặm was recognised as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO last year. It is the ninth Vietnamese cultural practice to receive UNESCO’s intangible heritage status.
The song is sung in a back-and-forth style while working, unaccompanied by musical instruments. The singing reflects the work, cultural life and feelings of the local people.
There are more than 50 singing clubs with a total of 800 members in Hà Tĩnh and Nghệ An provinces.— VNS