Culture - Sports

Ca Tru added to Heritage List

Ca Tru (ceremonial singing) has been listed as a cultural heritage in need of urgent protection by the United Nation’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
UNESCO gives nod to “Quan Ho” Culture - Sports

UNESCO gives nod to “Quan Ho”

“Quan Ho Bac Ninh” singing (Bac Ninh folk love duets) has been recognised as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity at the fourth session of the UNESCO International Committee, in Abu Dhabi , the capital of the United Arab Emirates.
Society

Vietnam joins regional youth media festival

Four Vietnamese young reporters took part in the first-ever regional youth media festival hosted by the non-governmental organisation Plan, which concluded in Bangkok, Thailand, on October 4.
Society

Book of folk songs tugs heartstrings

Le Giang says many people who talked to and sang for her as she traversed the country collecting folk songs would burst into tears when they saw themselves in her new book.
Business

VNPT launches new internet TV service

The Vietnam Post and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) on Sept. 28 officially launched its MyTV service, which uses IPTV- base technology (Internet Protocol Television).
Society

1.64 million students receive vocational training

The General Department of Vocational Training will raise the rate of trained workers in the country from 28 percent in 2009 to 30 percent next year, with 1.64 million students enrolled in the 2009-2010 academic year.
Politics

Village’s mysterious mask dances intrigue

Performers of Xuan Pha Dance wear painted masks and don strange costumes while they sing and dance, and sometimes howl, causing viewers to feel as if they are in some kind of wonderland.
Culture - Sports

Tubinger orchestra meets Asia

Several classical musicians from the Tubinger Chamber Orchestra have arrived in Hanoi for concerts with the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra (VNSO) kicking-off this Sunday.
Culture - Sports

Vietnamese cultural days begin in South Africa

“Vietnamese Cultural Days in South Africa” began in Pretoria on August 31 to celebrate the 64 th anniversary of Vietnam’s National Day (Sept. 2) and the 16 th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries (Dec. 22).
Culture - Sports

Inner Mongolian dancers visit

Artists from The Ordos Music and Dance Troupe from China ’s Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region will showcase their tradition music, songs and dances in Hanoi and Hai Phong this week.