Playing together: A performance of Thai folk music and dance by members of the Cằng Village Thai folk art club in the central province of Nghệ An’s Con Cuông District. — VNA/VNS Photo Tá Chuyên Viet Nam News by Tá Chuyên NGHỆ AN — For members of art clubs in Con Cuông District in the central province of Nghệ An, performing ethnic Thai folk songs and dances is not only for entertainment but also helps preserve the traditional music. The members of 19 Thai folk music clubs across the district are making a great contribution to preserving Thai folk music in the province, according to a local culture official. Nguyễn Xuân Nam, head of the district’s Culture and Information Unit, said the clubs, part of a project to preserve and develop traditional culture, were actively helping to boost tourism in the region. “With the operation of such clubs, spiritual life and cultural activities in … [Read more...] about Nghe An music clubs preserve old Thai folk songs
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PERFORMANCE Hanoi- Live Performance “Bamboo Talk” 7 pm, July 16 and 22 Phu Sa Lab, 21/52 To Ngoc Van Street, Quang An Ward, Tay Ho District A whole evening of creative performances accompanied by music played on instruments made entirely of BAMBOO – the inspiration for every high-end show in Vietnam. Ticket: 700,000VND (dinner and 1 drink included) Hanoi- Ca Tru Shows by Kim Duc Ca Quan July 7 and 21, 7 pm Phu Sa Lab, 21/52 To Ngoc Van Road, Quang An Ward, Tay Ho District, Featuring artist Pho Thi Kim Duc – The connecting bridge of five generations of Ca tru Artist Pho Thi Kim Duc was born and raised from the cradle of Ca Tru. In her family line, there are many people who were famous singers and artists of Ca Tru. Phu Sa Lab is an experimental music center founded by artist Nguyen Nhat Ly. He hopes it will become a place for artists to gather and work together to create outstanding art performances. Entry Fee: 500,000VND (include dinner … [Read more...] about What’s on July 16-22 (Daily updated)
Viet Nam News by Nguyễn Khánh Chi A recent lunch date with my old friends from university turned into a stirring round-table discussion when one friend proposed that we all make a plan to travel together. As we envisioned a change of pace, time together and the chance to explore, everyone seemed excited—but one woman looked a bit concerned. “Does that mean we leave our kids and husband at home?” she asked in a low voice. “Yes!” “Yep!” “Why not?” the others jumped in. Vietnamese traditional family values dating back to the feudal period stipulate that housework is women’s responsibility. This view is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it leads to celebrations of Vietnamese women’s dedication and hard work for their families. On the other, it punishes Vietnamese women who dare to assert some purpose or passion in life outside of their home. The persistence of this view makes it hard for many women to … [Read more...] about Women take a break from family for travel: Why not?
American Center to host free English course on U.S. media literacy Kieu Giang The American Center in HCMC will organize the free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) Camp English for Media Literacy from April 10 to May 15. Offered by the University of Pennsylvania and funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ Office of English Language Programs, this course is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in learning more about U.S. media literacy. In this course, learners will explore different types of mass media, such as newspapers, magazines, television and social media. The course will also give participants the opportunity to develop a broader understanding of the role media plays in our lives, while building their vocabulary and giving them the language skills needed to analyze what they read and watch. Participants who wish to receive a certificate of completion from the American Center HCMC should take the … [Read more...] about American Center to host free English course on U.S. media literacy
Oil spill response training held in Quang Ninh Some 200 people from oil exploiting and transporting companies and organisations in the northern province of Quang Ninh were provided with necessary knowledge and skills to respond to oil spills during a training course held in the locality on March 28. The course was jointly organised by the provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment and the Vietnam Maritime Construction Investment Consultancy Joint Stock Company. Participants were equipped with measures to control oil spills, laws and regulations related to the issue as well as technical measures to clean up oil-contaminated areas and ways to manage environmental pollution after the oil spill. They also practised collecting oil from the spill in conditions of strong flows and big waves. There has been no serious oil spill case in Quang Ninh province since the beginning of 2017. Enhancing skills to prevent and tackle oil spills is necessary for the province as it is a … [Read more...] about Social News In Brief 28/3