Dak Lak preserves over 2,300 sets of gongs

Dak Lak province preserves 2,307 sets of bronze gongs and 2, 633 H’gor drums.
The Central Highlands province of Dak Lak has preserved 2,307 sets of bronze gongs, said the local relevant agency.

A recent inventory check of cultural heritages in 587 villages revealed that together with the gongs, 2, 633 H’gor drums (a type of drum normally used by women) and a number of bamboo and stone instruments are also kept in the province.

Currently, there are about 5,520 gong performers and 635 others who teach gong playing in the province.

The gong tradition has also been transferred to younger generations through gong performing classes.

The cultural space of gongs was recognised by the United Nation Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNCESCO) as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2005./.

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