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How can Viet Nam promote its traditional intangible cultural heritage?

Update: June, 05/2015 - 08:44
Nha nhac Cung Dinh was recognised in 2005 by UNESCO as an intangible World Cultural Heritage. — File Photo

Next week: How can Viet Nam promote its traditional intangible cultural heritage?

Traditional Vietnamese music is highly diverse, ranging from Hue's royal court music or Nha Nhac Cung Dinh, cheo, a form of generally satirical , to ca tru and hat xoan, a form of art that originated in Phu Tho Province.

Nha nhac Cung Dinh was recognised in 2005 by UNESCO as an intangible World Cultural Heritage. Recently, hat xoan has also been submitted to UNESCO for recognition as an intangible World Cultural Heritage.

Viet Nam has been trying to promote its intangible assets to the world and to tourists who visit the country from open air theatres where you can see traditional art performances such as cheo or xam at night in Ha Noi's pedestrian streets, to performances of Nha Nhac Cung Dinh in Hue.

If you have been to one of these shows, tell us about what you thought. Did you like them? Did you feel it was a good way to introduce the country's music to the world? What else do you think Viet Nam can do to promote traditional music, and how is done in your country?

Please reply by email to: opinion@vnsmail.com, or by fax to (84-4) 3 933 2311. Letters can be sent to The Editor, Viet Nam News, 79 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Ha Noi. Replies to next week's questions must be received by Thursday morning, June 11, 2015. — VNS

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