(HBO) - Following the introduction of the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, we have the opportunity to learn about gongs in the life of Muong people in Thai Binh ward (Hoa Binh city). Every village in Thai Binh ward has its own artisans and descendants, who always highly appriciate the tunes of gong and consider them as the treasure and sacred soul of their community.
The gong team of Cham hamlet, Thai Binh ward (Hoa Binh city) is performing in Quang Ninh province on the occasion of the Fair of Trade - Culture.
The artist Nguyen Van Thuc aged 83 in Cham hamlet (belonging to group 7), is a famous enthusiast in preserving the national culture, including Muong gong. As a core nucleus, he has built a team of gongs (the gongs of colorful talismans) of which the clan, the descendants and the people in the group are the active members during the past years. Currently there are more than 30 members in the gong team. Many members such as Nguyen Thi Thoa, Bui Thi Toi are in their twenties Along with the care and the facilitation of the local government, the artist Nguyen Van Thuc has been guiding and teaching Muong gong so that it more popular among the children, and they love and spread the gongs of Muong people.
In addition to the gong team of Cham helmet, a lot of hamlet’s art teams and the residential areas in the ward have also participated in preserving and promoting the value of Muong gong. The teams such as the team of Say hamlet (group 6), Trai hamlet (group 4) often take part in the team activities and performances. The art teams not only attract the elderly, the women but they also attract young people to join in practicing and performing. Thanks to this form of cultural and spiritual activities, the lives of the people in the residential areas are more closely.
The gong culture of Muong people faded away at one time. Together with the Muong community in Hoa Binh, the attempts contributed to preserving and promoting the value of Muong gong, the officials and the people of Thai Binh ward have opened the gong teaching classes in parallel with the propaganda and encouraging people, making gong performances become a special spiritual dish that attracts many people to join and cheer.
Particularly, in today's life, the tunes of gong have been awakened and strongly promoted in holidays, Tet and festivals. The gong teams of the ward are often chosen to perform at big events of the city and the province and to exchange in some provinces such as Ninh Binh and Quang Ninh. According to preliminary statistics, there are more than 100 gongs in the ward, many of which are Ho gongs (the ancient gong), dozens of tunes such as the colorful talismans, on the way to pick up visitors, bushy port Bo river, Cham Kham, white flower, yellow flower and so on are being handed down.
(HBO) - As a highland district with 5 ethnic groups living together, Da Bac has a rich and unique cultural treasure. In recent years, the district has always been focusing on preserving and promoting the traditional cultural identity, associating it with the socio-economic development, contributing to building and consolidating the block of great unity of the entire people.
(HBO) - Currently there are 31 historical & cultural relics and beauty spots in Lac Son district, of which there are 3 nationally ranked relics. They are the archaeological relics of Mai Da in Vanh village, the revolutionary relics of Muong Khoi War Zone, the archaeological cave relics in Trai village and there are 12 provincial-ranked relics, the remaining ones have been surveyed, and have been put on the list of provincial proposals for the management.
(HBO) - Cao Phong district has organized the propaganda festival in 2020. There were over 200 actors and propagandists of 10 teams from the communes and the town in the district participating in the festival.
(HBO) - Lac Son district - Muong Vang is one of the four major Muong with the special cultural values in food, living style and daily life in the province. For a long time, the district has paid a special attention to preserving, conserving and promoting the cultural identity of Muong ethnic people, towards making Lac Son become a land which is rich in the national cultural identity, friendly and hospitable.
An art programme was held at Giai Phong (Liberation) Square in the central province of Quang Tri on the night of July 26 to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of War Invalids and Fallen Soldiers’ Day (July 27, 1947-2020).
(HBO) - If you have the opportunity to visit the hamlets and villages in Mai Chau district, you can easily see the typical cultural characteristics of Thai ethnic people. The villages and the helmets of Thai people are located at the foot of the mountains and they are close to the romantic rice fields.