A seminar on preserving and promoting folk values in modern society will be held on May 14-15 as an activity of the compilation of a dossier on Vi-Giam folk singing for UNESCO recognition as a world intangible cultural heritage.
The event will be co-organized by the Viet Nam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies and Departments of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the central provinces of Nghe An and Ha Tinh.
It is expected to draw the participation of experts in heritages, artisans, cultural managers and representatives from the two provinces.
Vi-Giam singing, two kinds of folk music from the central provinces of Nghe An and Ha Tinh, often reflect the working and cultural lives of people in the coastal provinces. The art are treasured cultural heritage that feature vocalists singing in a call and response pattern.
Nghe An province has about 50 Vi-Dam singing clubs with about 2,000 members, who are the main people preserving these arts.
The two folk singing styles have seen a revival compared to 10 years ago, when fewer people practised the arts.