|Kicker: The Friends of Vietnam Heritage (FVH) will host a lecture and performance on Việt Nam’s Mother Goddess Worship next Thursday. — Photo thegioidisan.vn|
Next Thursday, February 16, the Friends of Vietnam Heritage (FVH) will host a lecture and performance on Việt Nam’s Mother Goddess Worship, which has been recognised as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
Mother Goddess Worship is a fusion of Vietnamese and other religions. Professor Dr Nguyễn Chí Bền, former director of the Việt Nam National Institute of Cultural & Arts Studies, will conduct the event
Over the course of two hours, from 7pm to 9pm, Prof Bền will speak about the origins and beliefs that make up the worship, mediums and shamans, music used in the rituals, and important ceremonies. Two performances of rituals will also be shown to the audience. A Q&A session will follow the performances.
The English event will be supported by visuals and as much explanation as possible. From 6.30pm, attendees will be able to browse a mini exhibition before the talk.
The event will take place at the Thế Giới Publishers, 46 Trần Hưng Đạo Street.
Donation: VNĐ200,000 per person. Limit: 35 people. Contact: Stella, firstname.lastname@example.org — VNS