The Colombian young band Rio en Caribe on April 16 enthralled Hanoians with a special folk dance from the northern coastal region of Caribbean, known as “bullerengue”.

This art form aims to encourage the inter-cultural dialogue for peace and social development, said the Chargé d’affaires of Colombia to Vietnam Carlos Alfonso Albán Franco.

He highlighted the performance as an opportunity for the nine-member band, set up in 2007, to introduce their local culture to Vietnamese audiences.

The band also played various music instruments such as Gaitas and drum that were formed in Colombian states of Sucre, Bolivar and Cordoba, where African descendants and native people started musical exchanges.

The group has already participated in Hue Festival 2014 that is taking place in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue from April 12-20.-VNA