Festival celebrates UNESCO recognition of Bai Choi singing
Updated : Friday, February 09, 2018 9:02 AM (GMT+0700)

Tocelebrate Vietnam’s Bai Choi (folk singing), which has beenrecognised by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, anart festival is being held in south central Binh Dinh province’s Quy Nhon city.

 
Bai choi is often seen at local spring festivals and resembles a game, using playing cards
and village huts - Photo: VNA

The BaiChoi singing festival aims to help artisans promote the singing in the province.Each participating locality chose an art troupe to perform BaiChoi for no longer than 40 minutes.

According to the organisingboard, the festival has received full participation from localities active inpromoting Bai Choi, such as Quy Nhon, An Nhon, Tuy Phuoc, Phu Cat and HoaiNhon. 

Bai Choi is a diverseart combining music, poetry, acting, painting and literature. Itspractitioners include performers, card-making artists and hut-making artists.Performers and their families play a major role in safeguarding the practice,and dedicated groups continue to celebrate it. Most performers learn withintheir family but specialist artists also teach in clubs, schools andassociations.

Apart from the festival,which lasts from February 7-8, other art programmes will continue to be heldlocally to praise Bai Choi until April 30 this year.

Source:VNA

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