|1,000 artists and actors nationwide are taking part in the Traditional Musical Instrumentalist and Ensemble Festival 2017 which opened at weekend in Thanh Hóa city in central Thanh Hóa province. — Photo vtv.vn|Viet Nam News
THANH HÓA — The Traditional Musical Instrumentalist and Ensemble Festival 2017 began in Thanh Hóa city, the central province of Thanh Hóa on April 15.
It will run until April 23.
The event, held at Lam Sơn Theatre, features nearly 1,000 artists and actors from 35 public art units, music academies, conservatories and cultural and art training institutions nationwide.
The festival offers an opportunity to enjoy 80 traditional musical instruments performances at some 35 shows.
Phạm Đăng Quyền, deputy chairman of the province’s People’s Committee said at the opening ceremony that the festival aimed to popularise national music, especially Việt Nam’s traditional musical instruments.
The Traditional Musical Instrumentalist and Ensemble Festival is part of activities to celebrate the cultural day of ethnic groups in Việt Nam.
Ethnic culture day is held annually to preserve and promote traditional cultural values of the country’s 54 ethnic groups. — VNS