supports court music preservation
THUA THIEN-HUE — Japan
has granted US$154,900 to the Hue Cutural Relic Preservation Centre to preserve
and promote nha nhac (court music) in the imperial city of Hue from now
musicians from Hue will join the Viet Nam ethnic groups festival in the northern
province of Ha Tay from November 18-20. UNESCO has recognised the tradition as a
World Oral and Intangible Heritage.
cinematography library to be opened
HA NOI — The Viet Nam
Cinematography Association plans to launch this month a library to preserve
scripts, films and documents related to cinematography.
Funded by the Ford
Foundation Khong Gian Dien Anh (Cinematography Space), the library will boast
more than 700 films. All foreign films will have Vietnamese subtitles. The
library will increase its archived films to 2,000 over two years.
drum and jar found in Hai Duong
HAI DUONG — An ancient
bronze drum and jar have recently been unearthed in Thanh Ha District in Hai
The 42.5cm-high drum and
the 41.5cm-high jar are believed to be relics of the Dong Son civilisation,
which dates back more than 2,000 years.
Numerous bronze drums from
the Dong Son civilisation, which is renowned for the quality of these relics,
have been discovered throughout northern Viet Nam. This drum is the third one to
have been found in the province.
photos from last century to be displayed
HA NOI — The Viet Nam
Museum of Ethnology is gearing up to launch a collection of wedding photos taken
over the course of the 20th century this month.
The museum received 600
photos in the two years since they asked for submissions. Some of the photos
included are from family albums sent from abroad.
The exhibition will also
display hundreds of wedding invitations and stories about weddings that took
place during the wars.
rock show keeps on rolling
HA NOI — A rock show
entitled Hon Da Lan (Rolling Stone), with two Ha Noi bands – hard rock band
The Wall and thrash metal band The Light – will rip it up in the capital city
tomorrow night at the Giang Vo Exhibition Centre.
Each band will perform 10
songs, of which some are familiar to fans and some are new. After this
performance, the Rolling Stone show will surely gather no moss, says Tran Lap,
composer and vocalist of The Wall.
Dalat ranked best restaurant in Bangkok
BANGKOK — Bangkok
Restaurant Review has selected the Vietnamese restaurant Le Dalat in Bangkok as
the city’s best for dish arrangement and quality of Vietnamese food.
This is the eighth time it
won the title. Two other restaurants, Le DaNang and Nha Hang Thien Duong
(Paradise Restaurant), were also promoted by the review as the leading
restaurants in Bangkok. The review was held to promote nationally characterised
gastronomic creations. — VNS