Bai Choi folk singing wins UNESCO recognition

Monday - 11/12/2017 09:08
he United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has included Vietnam’s Bai Choi folk singing in its list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity.
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​The decision was made at the twelfth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage taking place in Jeju Island, Republic of Korea on December 7.

The Binh Dinh province's delegation led by Vice Chairman Tran Chau attended the meeting.

The folk singing genre is popular in the central provinces of Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Nam, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen and Khanh Hoa.

Thanks to its unique value, Vietnam’s careful preparation for application and the effective local and international coordination, the application of Bai Choi singing met all criteria required to be the representative intangible cultural heritage of humanity.

​Among Vietnam’s 12 UNESCO-recognized intangible cultural heritages, 10 are representative intangible cultural heritages of humanity.

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The Vietnam's delegation attends the twelfth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.
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Bai Choi folk singers perform: Hoang My (right, An Nhon commune and Hoang Yen- provincial cultural center)
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A Bai Choi folk singing festival in Binh Dinh
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A Bai Choi folk singer performs at a traditional arts program in Binh Dinh.

Source: KHẢI THƯ (ghi) (baobinhdinh.com.vn)

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