Vietnamese Hat Boi Artists Take Part in 2007 Smithsonian Folklife Festival


Five artists from the Dong Thinh Hat boi (Vietnamese classical opera) troupe in the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long will travel to the U.S to take part in the 2007 Smithsonian folklife festival in June.

The yearly festival, begun in 1967, is an international exposition of living cultural heritage put on outdoors at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. by the Smithsonian Institution's Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

The Vietnamese artists will participate in a project called “Mekong - the river linking different cultures", which aims to introduce Vietnamese culture to the world.

More than 100 years old, the Dong Thinh Hat boi troupe is the oldest in Viet Nam.

Source VNA – Translated by Kim Khanh

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