A project to preserve two Vietnamese art traditions Culture - Sports

A project to preserve two Vietnamese art traditions

A project to preserve hat boi (classical drama) and bai choi (a traditional game combining folklore singing and lottery picks) has been approved by the People’s Committee of Binh Dinh central province with a view to attracting tourists and preserving traditional theatre by 2020.
Researcher drafts solutions to revive “xoan” singing Culture - Sports

Researcher drafts solutions to revive “xoan” singing

Cultural researcher Vu Kim Bien from northern Phu Tho province has submitted an over 80-page manuscript to local authorities featuring ancient “xoan” singing as well as solutions to revive the practice in response to its recognition as an Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding.
Close to 250 troupes join Chau Van singing festival Culture - Sports

Close to 250 troupes join Chau Van singing festival

Thousands of performers from 250 amateur art troupes from all over the country have flocked to the capital city of Hanoi to take part in the 2014 Chau Van Singing Festival, Nguyen Khac Loi, Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said on October 13.
“City for peace” title gives Hanoi new facelift Society

“City for peace” title gives Hanoi new facelift

Hanoi is the sole city in Asia to be recognised as City for Peace by UNESCO thanks to the ceaseless efforts by municipal authorities and city dwellers to meet the organisation’s standards in economics, culture, education and urban development, among others.
Ninh Binh to host int’l conference on spiritual tourism Travel

Ninh Binh to host int’l conference on spiritual tourism

The first International Conference on Spiritual Tourism for Sustainable Development will be held in the northern province of Ninh Binh on November 21-22, according to Director of the provincial Culture, Sports and Tourism Department Lam Quang Nghia.