The 2nd ‘Don Ca Tai Tu’ Festival to be held in Binh Duong

The 2nd ‘Don Ca Tai Tu’ or Southern Amateur Music Festival 2017 will be held in Binh Duong Province from April 8-12.

The event themed “Southern Amateur Music- Preservation and Development” will attract ‘Don Ca Tai Tu’ troupes from 21 neighboring cities and provinces throughout the country, aiming to keep the tradition of Don Ca Tai Tu Nam Bo alive in the community and foster a love for this particular kind of music among the people.

The festival is part of the National Action Program for the Safeguarding of Don Ca Tai Tu in the 2014–2020 period launched by the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism.

The festival will include a series of cultural activities, such as exhibitions on the history and development of Don Ca Tai Tu Nam Bo (southern amateur traditional music), seminar titled “Don Ca Tai Tu heritage- a potential for tourism development”, southern food fair and art performances honoring musicians and artists who have outstanding contribution to the development of Don Ca Tai Tu and others.

Don Ca Tai Tu Nam Bo (southern amateur traditional music) was recognized as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity at the 8th Session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage being held in Baku, Azerbaijan in December, 2013.


By Minh An – Translated by Kim Khanh

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