A traditional dance of Cor ethnic people (Photo: VNA)

 

Quang Ngai (VNA) – The fourth festival on gong, traditional instruments and folk songs of ethnic groups in the central province of Quang Ngai opened on August 15.

The two-day festival features nearly 150 artists of the Hre, Cor and Ca Dong ethnic groups.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Cao Van Chu stressed that the festival aims to create a cultural space for artists from local ethnic groups to meet and share experience. It also encourages creativity and conservation of ethnic groups’ cultural values.

Quang Ngai is home to more than 180,000 ethnic minority people from the Hre, Cor, Ca Dong and other groups living in the six mountainous districts of Son Ha, Tra Bong, Minh Long, Ba To, Son Tay and Tay Tra.

People of the three ethnic groups of Hre, Cor and Ca Dong have a number of cultural values which have been maintained for generations, such as ta lia flute, ta leu and ca choi folk songs of Hre group, a traditional dance and songs of Cor people and gong sets and musical instruments of Ca Dong group.-VNA