Seminar to discuss central region's traditional art

Update: December, 29/2014 - 14:51
Bai choi singing usually takes place outdoors while playing cards. — Photo

BINH DINH (VNS) — An international seminar on bai choi singing will be held on January 13 in Quy Nhon City in the central province of Binh Dinh

The two-day seminar is being held to introduce and popularise the traditional art form, which originated in the central region of Viet Nam.

The seminar will gather foreign scientists from France, Germany, Sweden, South Korea and Laos and Vietnamese culture researchers from nine provinces and cities that are home to this traditional art form.

The participants will discuss themes related to the history and culture of the central region from the Quang Binh to Khanh Hoa provinces as well as bai choi singing and the relationship between traditional art and literature.

A proposal on ways to preserve and restore bai choi will be tabled at the seminar. The participants will also make a comparison between bai choi singing and similar art forms around the world.

The art form is often practised by the people during the Lunar New Year Festival.

The seminar will be held by the Viet Nam Institute of Musicology and Binh Dinh Province's Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism. — VNS