A performance at the opening ceremony of the folk music festival in Rach Gia city, Kien Giang province. (Source: VNA)

Kien Giang (VNA) – A folk music festival featuring artists from across the country opened at Rach Gia city, Kien Giang province on September 27.

The festival brought together more than 1,000 artists, actors and musicians from 40 amateur artistic groups from 39 provinces and cities across the country.

The event, part of the National Tourism Year 2016 – Phu Quoc – Mekong Delta, aims to build culture and promote national artistic forms.

To Duy Chiem, director of Kien Giang province’s Culture Centre, said the festival is a good chance for people in Kien Giang to learn about national musical instruments and enjoy traditional music of each region.

The event will conclude on September 30.-VNA