(HBO) - Tan Vinh commune (Luong Son) is one of the localities with the strong movement of the public arts performance in the district. Through lyrics and dances, it has contributed to preserving and promoting the cultural identity of Muong ethnic people. The unique cultural values of Muong ethnic people have brought new vitality in the spiritual life for the people, making an important contribution to the movement of building a new cultural life.

The gong team of Tan Vinh commune (Luong Son) are actively training to participate in the major festivals in the locality.

Ms. Phung Thi Kim Thuy, the cultural officer of Tan Vinh commune says that there are 85% of the population in the commune are Muong people. The culture of Muong ethnic people is unique and diverse. Therefore, in the past time, the Party Committee and the appropriate authorities of Tan Vinh commune have paid the special attention to preserving the national cultural identity through the movements of the public arts performance. There are 6 teams of public arts performance and 1 performance team of the People's Committee in the whole commune. Each team has between 15 and 25 popular actors. Stemming from passion for singing, the members of the teams voluntarily contribute money to operate. The songs and dances organized by the members themselves and performed at major anniversaries such as the Lunar New Year, the International Women's Day 8th March, the National Day September 2nd and so on.

In order to preserve the cultural identity of the Muong ethnic people, the Party Committee and the appropriate authorities of Tan Vinh commune has planned for the extensive propaganda among the people so that they have been participating in the preservation of Muong gong. Every year, the People's Committee of the commune organizes an inventory of the number of gongs in each family. Currently, there are 12 ancient gongs and 72 regular gongs in the whole commune. Each village has established a gong club, in which Dong Chieng and Dong Tien hamlets are the two villages with the most number of gongs and gong artisans in the commune.

There are 30 gong artisans in the whole commune. The gong artists are the ones who teach gong to the younger generation. They are also the core force of the commune to participate in gong shows at the major events organized by Luong Son district. Every year, the People's Committee of the commune appoints the leader of the hamlet's cultural teams to train on gong beating skills organized by the Office of Culture and Information of the district. At the end of the training course, the team leader will guide the skills of gong beating for the younger generation in each hamlet.

The people in Tan Vinh commune are always aware of preserving the folk songs, Sac bua singing, Bo Meng singing, Vi Dum singing and some folk dances of Muong ethnic people.


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