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Arts festival will honour diverse ethnic cultures

Update: December, 09/2016 - 18:00
A dance to pray for raining of Thái people will be performed at the festival. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — An arts festival dedicated to the unique and diverse culture of ethnic minorities in Việt Nam will take place at Hoàn Kiếm Lake fountain (Đông Kinh Nghĩa Thục Square) on Sunday morning from 9:30am.

The festival will gather over 100 members of different groups nationwide, including Khmer, Tày, Gia Rai, Pa Cô, Mường, Pà Thẻn and Mông. All dances and songs are rehearsed, curated, and performed by ethnic people themselves, just as they do in everyday life.

Following the huge success last year, the fourth festival, themed "Indigenous knowledge - Spring of life", aims at the practical values of indigenous knowledge, a complete system accumulated and refined after thousands of years.

The event is organised by the Institute for Studies of Society, Economics and Environment (iSEE).

The festival will also take place on Tuesday at the Việt Nam National Academy of Music, 77 Hào Nam, Hà Nội, with exhibitions, traditional games, performances and interactive activities. Entrance is free. — VNS

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