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Central region to host folk singing festival in June

Update: February, 23/2012 - 09:55

NGHE AN — A festival of vi dam singing, a style of folk singing derived from repartees while working and popular in the central provinces of Nghe An and Ha Tinh, will be held for the first time in June in the city of Vinh.

"Vi dam originated in the old days among the working people and was the unique folk music of these two provinces," said Nghe An People's Committee vice chairman Nguyen Xuan Duong. "It should be protected and promoted."

The festival will gather vi dam artists at different ages, including students. It's scheduled to take place once every three years.-VNS

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