ASEAN music festival concludes in Thanh Hoa hinh anh 1An art performance at the opening ceremony (Photo: VNA)

The traditional music festival of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) wrapped up on August 6 in the central province of Thanh Hoa after 13 performances of solos, musical ensembles and folk singings.

Apart from art troupes from eight ASEAN member countries, namely Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and host Vietnam, the festival saw the participation of artists from the Republic of Korea.

Addressing the ending ceremony, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sport and Tourism Vuong Duy Bien said the festival aimed to promote valuable musical features of regional countries and to enhance mutual understanding among their peoples.

The festival is part of activities to mark the 20-year ASEAN membership of Vietnam and the 48th founding anniversary of the group.-VNA