Researchers stressed the need to step up the collection, identification and preservation of Cham musical heritage. Their voice was shared at a recent workshop in the central province of Ninh Thuan.

Researchers stressed the need to step up the collection, research and identification of the heritage. They said it is necessary to put Cham music in schools’ curricula and create favourable conditions for old artists to pass over their knowledge to young people.

The Cham community owns a rich and diverse intangible culture with 72 ritual and festive activities, including music and dance. Many of them remain original at present.-VNA