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International seminar on “The art of Đờn ca tài tử”

In Uncategorized on January 12, 2011 at 7:13 am

On January 9 an international seminar on “The art of Đờn ca tài tử and sentimental performance” was held in HCM city by the HCMC People’s Committee, Music Institute.


 


“Đờn ca tài tử “is a fading genre of folk music which developed and spread mainly in the south of Vietnam during the last century.


 


120 delegates from Germany, France, Cyprus, Malaysia, South Korea, Singapore and Japan attended the seminar held in Ho Chi Minh City from January 9-11.


 

Performing don ca tai tu in Sep 23 Park in HCM city

Since April 2010, under the guidance of Vice PM Nguyen Thien Nhan, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in cooperation with HCMC People’s Committee and the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of other southern cities and provinces has been conducting research to trace the origins and systemize the theory of this form of music to present to UNESCO for recognition as a world heritage art form. Signature songs of “Đờn ca tài tử “have been compiled to submit to UNESCO by March 2011, for recognition as an Intangible Cultural Heritage.


 


The seminar is aimed to raise the awareness of the world community on Vietnam’s “đờn ca tài tử”, which has long been one of the most-searched genres of music by foreign travelers, especially by those visiting the Mekong Delta. The seminar also encourages domestic and international preservation and development of the traditional values of “đờn ca tài tử”.


 


“Đờn ca tài tử” is worthy of representation of the southern region of Vietnam, alongside  “ca trù” and “quan họ” of the north, Hue royal court music of the central region and the gong music of Tay Nguyen, which has already been recognized as a cultural heritage by UNESCO.


 


Tran Van Khe, professor and master of Vietnamese traditional music claims that this unique art of music subtly combines both folk and scholarly features and also brings out the creativity of players as the genre is not firmly bound to any fixed formula.


 


Vinh Bao, a master musician stated during a regular music gathering held two weeks ago at the private house of professor Khe, that this art certainly has its rules but these rules are flexible to permit players to express their emotions in different tones, melodies and rhythms. He also believed that even though “đờn ca tài tử” was only 200 years old it should not be an obstruction in its effort to seek recognition as a heritage form.


 

Nguyen Vinh Bao, a master musician , who can play different don ca tai tu instruments

According to Prof Khe, UNESCO has expressed its interest in the reputation and status of “đờn ca tài tử” since 1960.   In 1963, UNESCO officially invited him and a local female singer Bach Hue to record a “đờn ca tài tử” clip entitled “Vietnam Traditions of the South” comprising of 11 tracks, which were later produced as part of a UNESCO Collection. In 1972 another “đờn ca tài tử” clip played by Professor Tran Van Khe and musician Vinh Bao playing different musical instruments was produced and publicized. In 1994, Ocora Radio France coordinated with the two masters and Hai Phuong, a female artist playing 16-chord zither, to produce two albums which became best-sellers in France during that year.


 


“Don ca tai tu” has won international acclaim and admiration, especially amongst connoisseurs of traditional music forms. South Korean expert Sheen Dae-Cheol is one such admirer who praises the charm and special characteristics of the genre. He is one of the dozens of experts who will participate in an international conference on “don ca tai tu”. Due to the influx of western and foreign music, Vietnamese traditional music genre of “don ca tai tu” has survived and not lost its unique musical flavor or aesthetics.


 


Hence it can aptly be concluded that “don ca tai tu” is a very valuable traditional music form which needs to be preserved and enjoyed for posterity. “Don ca tai tu” certainly merits its place on the world stage, notwithstanding being designated as a masterpiece of Oral and Intangible cultural and musical Heritage for all humanity.


 


 



 


Source: SGGP

International seminar on amateur music to be held in city

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:19 am

An international seminar on don ca tai tu (southern amateur music) and its impromptu harmony will be held in Ho Chi Minh City on January 9-11, according to the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism.

A performance of don ca tai tu (Photo:KK)

The event is part of the project on southern music submitted to UNESCO for recognition as an intangible part of the Vietnamese cultural heritage.


Local traditional music researchers, administrators, musicians, don ca tai tu artisans, together with music experts from France, Germany, Cyprus, Malaysia, Japan, Korea and Singapore will join the seminar.


The Ministry, the Vietnam Music Institute and Ho Chi Minh City Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism, have jointly organized the event.

Source: SGGP

Seminar helps Japanese investors in Vietnam

In Uncategorized on November 12, 2010 at 1:59 pm

Seminar on learning English effectively to be held

In Uncategorized on November 5, 2010 at 3:54 pm

Seminar on space science and astrophysics opens

In Uncategorized on November 2, 2010 at 2:12 pm

Time for banks to pay back to tax payers, UK expert tells seminar

In Uncategorized on November 2, 2010 at 5:41 am

Vietnam-ASEAN seminar looks at achievements

In Uncategorized on July 28, 2010 at 7:18 pm




Vietnam-ASEAN seminar looks at achievements


QĐND – Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 21:22 (GMT+7)

A seminar entitled, “Vietnam-ASEAN: past, present, future” opened in Hanoi on July 27.


The event aimed to mark ASEAN Day and the 15th anniversary of Vietnam’s accession to the organisation. It focused on the motives for joining the organisation and Vietnam’s renovation process with ASEAN co-operation, evaluation of the benefits of Vietnam’s accession to the organisation during the past 15 years, ASEAN’s prospects in the Asia-Pacific region and ASEAN’s policies in the future.


Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem opened the seminar, emphasising that joining ASEAN was a historic turning point in Vietnam’s diplomatic development.


Participants discussed Vietnam’s policies on building the ASEAN Community and measures to raise the country’s role and prestige in the organisation.


They agreed that joining the bloc was the Party and State’s clear-sighted and strategic decision to implement a foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, diversification and multilateralisation for the country’s security and development, as well as elevating Vietnam’s status.


During the past 15 years, Vietnam has been an active member of ASEAN, making significant contributions to boosting peace, co-operation and development in the Southeast Asia.


Source: VNA/Vietnam+


Source: QDND

Da Lat holds seminar on literature’s role

In Uncategorized on July 15, 2010 at 1:04 pm

A seminar on literature reflection of Vietnamese reality was held in the resort town of Da Lat in the Central Highland Province of Lam Dong on July 12.

Mr. To Huy Rua, Member of Political Bureau,  Secretary of the Party Central Committee, Head of Central Propaganda and Education Department speaks at the seminar. (Photo: Sggp)

The seminar was attended by Mr. To Huy Rua, Member of Political Bureau, Secretary of the Party Central Committee, Head of Central Propaganda and Education Department, together with more than 200 researchers, scientists, press managers and literary teachers.


The State and Party encourages artists to maintain a strong attachment to the lives of real Vietnamese people and to look after the development of literature to ensure the continued production of valuable works, Mr. To Huy Rua said.


The government said it highly appreciated the role of literature has played in society, in terms of its contributions to the industrialization and modernization of the country, he added.


The seminars also received many reports made by researchers, such as “Realistic literature in the modern view” by Professor and PhD Tran Dinh Su; “Reflection, creativity and reality with the socialist and aesthetic ideal,” by Professor and PhD Mai Quoc Lien; “Today’s realistic literature and four generations of writers,” by Professor Phong Le; “Art literature and Press in life,” by journalist Phan Quang; “Literary morality,” by Porfessor Tran Thanh Dam and more.

Source: SGGP

Seminar discusses ways of developing tourism

In Uncategorized on July 1, 2010 at 6:24 pm




Seminar discusses ways of developing tourism


QĐND – Thursday, July 01, 2010, 21:19 (GMT+7)

Ways of developing Vietnam’s tourism industry during the country’s international integration process topped the agenda of a seminar in Hanoi on June 29.


While addressing the seminar, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan highlighted the tourism industry’s role and the important contribution it has made to the national economy, noting that the sector annually caters for more than 10 million domestic holidaymakers and over 4 million foreign tourists. 


Nhan, who is also Head of the State Steering Committee on Tourism, said that Vietnam has just been listed as one of the top 40 countries and territories in the world to receive the largest numbers of visitors. 


“Vietnam has a lot of advantages in terms of its landscape, culture and history to develop its tourism industry. However, we also need to uphold cultural and family values – the cradle of our nation’s traditions – to enhance the uniqueness and attractiveness of Vietnam’s tourism sector,” he said. 


Regarding solutions to develop tourism as the country is integrating into the global economy, Nhan said that the first measure is to modernise exit and entry procedures and upgrade 50-60 national tourist destinations to meet international standards. 


The deputy PM also pointed out a number of shortcomings that face the industry  in training professional managers to improve the quality and efficiency of tourist services, including a poor transport network, untrained staff, unattractive tourist products and a lack of promotions. 


According to Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Tran Chien Thang, the tourism sector received only 250,000 overseas tourists during its first three decades from 1960-1990. Currently, Vietnam ranks fifth among Southeast Asian countries in terms of the number of foreign visitors and revenues from tourism. 


The tourism industry has created jobs for millions of workers and helped to eliminate hunger and reduce poverty, restore traditional craft villages, revive cultural traditions and foster socio-economic development in many parts of the country. 


Despite the sector’s efforts, the number of overseas holidaymakers to Vietnam remains low as compared with other regional countries such as Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia.

Source: VOVNews/VNA

Source: QDND

Seminar discusses ways of developing tourism

In Uncategorized on July 1, 2010 at 10:30 am




Seminar discusses ways of developing tourism


QĐND – Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 21:3 (GMT+7)

Ways of developing Vietnam ’s tourism industry during the country’s international integration process topped the agenda of a seminar in Hanoi on June 29.


While addressing the seminar, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan highlighted the tourism industry’s role and the important contribution it makes to the national economy, noting that the sector annually caters for more than 10 million domestic holidaymakers and over 4 million foreign tourists.


Nhan, who is also Head of the State Steering Committee on Tourism, said that Vietnam has just been listed as one of the top 40 countries and territories in the world to welcome the largest numbers of visitors.


“Vietnam holds a lot of advantages in terms of its countryside, culture and history to develop its tourism industry. However, we also need to uphold cultural and family values – the cradle of our nation’s traditions – to enhance the uniqueness and attractiveness of Vietnam ’s tourism sector,” he said.


Regarding solutions to develop tourism as the country is integrating into the global economy, Nhan said that the first measure is to modernise exit and entry procedures and upgrade 50-60 national tourist destinations to international standards.


Having emphasised the necessity to train professional managers to improve the quality and efficiency of tourist services, the deputy PM also pointed out a number of shortcomings that face the industry, including a poor transport network, untrained staff, unattractive tourist products and a lack of promotions.


According to Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Tran Chien Thang, the tourism sector had received only 250,000 overseas tourists during its first three decades from 1960-1990. However, Vietnam now ranks fifth among Southeast Asian countries in terms of the number of foreign visitors and revenues from tourism.


The tourism industry has created jobs for millions of workers and helped to eliminate hunger and reduce poverty, restore traditional craft villages, revive cultural traditions and foster socio-economic development in many parts of the country.


Despite the sector’s efforts, the number of overseas holidaymakers to Vietnam remains low when compared with other regional countries such as Thailand , Singapore and Malaysia.


Source: VNA


Source: QDND