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Festival to honour Bac Ninh love duet singing

The ‘Visiting the land of Quan Ho (Love Duet) singing’ festival 2019 will take place in the northern province of Bac Ninh from February 13 to 28, to mark a decade since the folk art form won UNESCO recognition as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity (2009 - 2019).

At a press conference on January 25, the organizing board announced that the festival will provide an opportunity to review the 10-year implementation of Vietnam’s commitments to UNESCO to safeguard and promote the value of Quan Ho, and continue advertising the art form to people at home and abroad.
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A performance at ‘Visiting the land of Quan Ho' festival.

A range of activities will be scheduled during the festival, including a Quan Ho singing competition, Bac Ninh culture and tourism week, a street carnival, and assorted folk games.

The highlight of the festival will be a ceremony marking a decade since Quan Ho won the UNESCO title on the evening of February 23, followed by an arts programme, which will gather Quan Ho singers from 49 villages in Bac Ninh and Bac Giang provinces, as well as seven art troupes from cities and provinces where Quan Ho is practiced.

A special art exchange will be held on February 25, bringing together UNESCO-recognised intangible cultural heritage of Vietnam, namely Quan Ho, Hue royal court music, the cultural space of gong and the folklore singing of Xoan, Vi Dam, Don Ca Tai Tu and Bai Choi.

Individuals and collectives who have made significant contributions to the safeguarding and promotion of Quan Ho will also be honored on the occasion.

 

Nurturing passion for love duet song
(BGO) – Since being established in 2009 by Nguyen Thi Thanh Thuc, General Manager of BAGICO Joint Stock Company in Vang hamlet, Bich Son commune, Viet Yen district (Bac Giang), the club of “I love Quan Ho folk song” has inspired thousands of youth members to learn the love duet songs, creating a meaningful playground for the youngster and promoting their passion for the unique art form.
 
Love duet folk song and traditional operetta taught to young talents
(BGO) – Under the project of “Conserving and developing the cultural heritage of the Bac Giang provincial minority ethnic groups for the period of 2011 - 2020”, several classes have been held by the Cultural and Cinema Center (Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism) from April 10 – 20 to teach the Quan ho (love duet) folk song to 100 art talents in the Sub-region 3, Neo town (Yen Dung district) and Cheo (traditional operetta) to 60 others in Ngoc Thien commune (Tan Yen district). 
 
Love duet singing festival kicks off in Bac Ninh
Thousands of local people and visitors have flocked to Tien Du district in the northern province of Bac Ninh to attend the Lim festival, which honors Quan Ho (love duet singing) – the world intangible cultural heritage recognized by UNESCO. 
 
Bac Ninh to host love duet singing festival
The annual love duet singing festival will be organized on February 27 and 28 in Lim town, Noi Due and Lien Bao commune of Tien Du district in the northern province of Bac Ninh.
 

Source: NDO

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