A Quan ho (Love duet singing) art troupe of the northern province of Bac Ninh has held a performance in Prague, the Czech Republic, as part of its performance tour of four European countries – the Czech Republic, Poland, Germany and France.

Director of Bac Ninh’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Tran Quang Nam said the tour is organized with the aim of introducing the folk music genre, recognised by UNESCO as part of the world intangible cultural heritage 10 years ago, to the overseas Vietnamese community.   

Quan Ho is an art form that combines various elements, including music, lyrics and costumes, and features the distinctive culture of people in the region formerly called Kinh Bac which covered the two provinces of Bac Ninh and Bac Giang.

The art of love duets was inscribed in UNESCO’s representative list of intangible cultural heritage in September 2009.-VNA