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UNESCO Vietnam honours Chau Van artist

UNESCO Vietnam honours Chau Van artist Pham Thi Hoa performs a Chau Van ritual. (Credit: Pham Thi Hoa, 71, has been honoured by UNESCO for her dedication to restoring and preserving folk culture in Ca Temple, located in Pho Chau town in the central province of Ha Tinh. Hoa was recognised by the Vietnam Federation of UNESCO Associations and the UNESCO Association for Conservation of Vietnamese Ethnic Culture. In addition to her regular worship and...

Xoan singing, Hung Kings worship closely related

A Xoan singing performance Xoan singing, Hung Kings worship closely related The opinion that preservation and promotion of Xoan singing should be combined with the worship rite of the Hung Kings, was voiced at a seminar in Hanoi on July 12. The seminar was jointly held by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Phu Tho provincial People’s Committee to discuss a project to preserve and uphold the intangible cultural value of Xoan singing in the northern province of Phu Tho...

Free show spotlights ancient melodies of Ca Tru Nhan Dan Online – A free admission music night called, ‘Bach Van Ca Tru and Friends’, will be held in Hanoi each Saturday for three weeks (July 13, 20, and 27) to promote traditional Ca Tru ceremonial singing. A performance by Hanoi Ca Tru club The show features the participation of famous traditional instrumentalists, including flautist Ngoc Anh, 36-string zither player Thu Ha, drummer Thanh Nam, three-string lute player Ba Hai, and...

Bret S. Stetka, MD, Concetta M. Tomaino,:Mending the Brain Through Music

Mending the Brain Through Music Bret S. Stetka, MD, Concetta M. Tomaino, MA, DA, LCAT Oct 29, 2012 Editor's Note: From a Darwinian perspective, music is a mystery. It's unclear whether the human ability to appreciate a catchy melody conferred some specific evolutionary advantage or was a by-product of more general adaptations involving sound and pattern processing. But what is known is that evidence of music...


MUSIC THERAPY FOR THE MENTALLY ILL by Son Vi Nguyen,M.D. From his very early time, man has learnt that there is an extremely close relationship between him and the universe. In fact, man is not only a creature of the Earth, he is an integral part of an unified system which, in spite of its extreme diversity, still presents itself with extreme harmony and uniformity. Through his senses, man has been able to communicate with nature in a very intimate way. With his...


workshop of OVERTONE SINGING by TRAN QUANG HAI (VIETNAM) WORKSHOP DI CANTO DIFONICO con TRAN QUANG HAI (VIETNAM) Il canto difonico (overtone singing), detto anche canto armonico, è una tecnica proveniente dalla Siberia e dalla Mongolia, nella quale il cantante sfrutta le risonanze che si creano nel tratte vocale per far risaltare gli armonici presenti nella voce. In questo modo una singola voce puo produrre simultaneamente due o...

BACH YEN : bio

Bach Yen : bio  ( English) Bach Yen (or "White Swallow") was born in the Mekong Delta, in South Vietnam. She began perfroming nightclub and variety music in Saigon while still very young, learning to sing with ease in Vietnamese, French, English, Spanish, Italian, and Hebrew. When she had made her name there she went to Paris, in 1961, with the idea of singing "à la Piaf", but Polydor, who had her under contract, wanted her to...

TRAN QUANG HAI BIO updated 2011, part 2

  15 LP records and 5 CDs as performer on Vietnamese Music (with different record companies: Le Chant du Monde, OCORA, Studio SM, Société Française deProductions Phonographiques, Playasound in France, Lyrichord, Music of the World in the USA, Albatros in Italy. 1. Cithare Vietnamienne (le Dan Tranh) par Tran Quang Hai. Le Chant du Monde LDX 74454, Paris, 1971, collection Special Instrumental. 2. Le Chant...

TRAN QUANG HAI BIO updated 2011

TRAN QUANG HAI Bio TRAN QUANG HAI Tran Quang Hai was born on 13 May 1944 in Vietnam. He is a talented and renowned musician. He comes from a family of five generations of musicians. He studied at the National Conservatory of Music in Saigon before coming to France in 1961 where he studied the theory and practice of Oriental music with his father, Prof.Dr. Trân Van Khê at the Center of Studies for Oriental Music...

Le Huong : UNESCO listing sought to save dying art

UNESCO listing sought to save dying art by Le Huong Last of their kind: Only 120 people are trained in xoan singing. — VNA/VNS Photo Duc Tuan Efforts to preserve traditional Vietnamese xoan singing have received a boost after the art form was listed by UNESCO as an example of world cultural heritage that needed urgent protection. The endangered vocal art from the northern...

Innermost feelings of Xoan singers

Innermost feelings of Xoan singers Xoan singing is a famous art of the midland province of Phu Tho. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has asked the Prime Minister for preparing a file to submit to UNESCO for recognition of Xoan singing as a world cultural heritage in need of urgent protection. VietNamNet met with Xoan singing artisans in Phu Tho.Xoan singers’ concerns The people in Phu Tho all know...

Ngọc Tú : Honoring bai choi talents

Honoring bai choi talents 06.04.2011 17:35 Binh Dinh’s bai choi artists will perform at the festival The national bai choi (singing while playing cards) festival is scheduled to take place in Quy Nhon from April 5-8. Head of the Bureau of Art Performances, Vuong Duy Bien, talks more about the event. The national bai choi (singing while playing cards) festival is...

Village’s dedication saves art of tuong

Village’s dedication saves art of tuong 04.07.2011 01:00 The oldest resident of Khuong Ha Village in Quang Binh Province doesn’t know exactly when tuong (classical drama) first appeared in the village, but he does know that tuong plays have been performed for hundreds of years. Whenever the villagers were forced to evacuate their homes during the decades the...

HỒ THỤY TRANG : tiểu sử ; biography, biographie / TIẾNG TƠ ĐỒNG

HỒ THUY TRANG : tiểu sử ; biography, biographie / TIẾNG TƠ ĐỒNG Apr 25, '11 6:43 PM for everyone ~~~~~TIÊNG TO DÔNG~~~~~ Créé en France en 2000 par...

Dave Dargie: Music Ensemble, and at the University of Fort Hare, South Africa

Music Ensemble,and at the University of Fort Hare”. Dave Dargie, Professor of Music, University of Fort Hare, South Africa. Paper for ICTM, Vienna 2007. The Xhosa and the Thembu Xhosa The Xhosa of South Africa are the southernmost Bantu language people. They are part of the Southern Nguni people, as are the Zulu, the Swati and the Ndebele. Xhosa is one of the eleven official languages of South Africa. South African President Thabo...

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