|Touching history: Cover of the photo book.—Photo from the publishing house|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese photographer Nguyễn Á published last Friday a photo book featuring 11 UNESCO-recognised Vietnamese cultural heritage practices.
The book was published by the Vietnam News Agency publishing house.
The intangible cultural heritages presented in the book include: the Belief in the Mother Goddesses of Three Realms (a traditional practice with a long history in Việt Nam); tug-of-war folk game; Ví and Giặm folk song of Nghệ Tĩnh; Đờn ca tài tử - a traditional musical art form of the south; the worship of Hùng kings; Xoan singing in Phú Thọ; Gióng festival at Phù Đổng and Sóc temples; Quan họ folk singing; Ca Trù ceremonial singing; the cultural space of gong in the Central Highlands, and Huế royal court music,
Each intangible heritage is featured in the work’s 30 pages and illustrated by beautiful texts and photos.
Nguyễn travelled across the country in 2016 to capture these heritages and meet with heritage artisans.
The photo book will be showcased at the Hanoi Old Quarter Culture Exchange Centre until Tuesday. — VNS