(HBO) – With their strong enthusiasm and passion, Hoa Binh folk singers have worked hard to preserve and promote the value of folk melodies and popularise it in the contemporary life with a hope that the national cultural tradition will live forever.
Artisan Ha Thi Bich in Xam Pa hamlet, Na Phon commune of Mai Chau district,
teaching her grandson to sing folk songs.
Bach Thi Dao, a veteran artisan in Beo hamlet,
Xuan Thuy commune of Kim Boi district, inherited the love for Muong folk
singing from her parents. She has used melodies for communications work.
Meanwhile, Quach Thi Lon from Khanh hamlet of An
Nghia commune represents the young generation of Muong folk singers. She is one
of the youngest Muong folk singers and performers of Lac Son district.
Prompted by the desire to preserve and
popularise the beauty of Muong folk songs to people of other ethnic groups
throughout the country, she and Emeritus Artisan Bui Huy Vong have worked with
each other to develop a YouTube channel called Quach Lon. by now, the channel
has been operating for more than two years, attracting over 14,000 subscribers,
with 1,100 videos of Muong folk songs performed by her that draw a great number
With more than 50 years of popularising folk
songs to younger generations, artisan Ha Thi Bac is considered a "living
archives" of Thai folk songs as she can sing hundreds of songs as well as
deeply understand the meaning of the lyrics.
In 1998, Bich released an album containing 15
Thai folk songs that she loved most. Operating for more than three years, the
Thai folk song club in Xam Pa hamlet, established by artisan Ha Thi Bich, has
attracted nearly 20 members who are children, teenagers and women who gather
two or three times each month.
Along with regular singing, performing and
exchanging activities and maintaining the club's operations, she has also taught
Thai folk songs to the younger generations with a hope of preventing the risk
of the disappearance of the national cultural identity.
Ha Yen Nhi, a young member of the club for over
one year, said that so far she has learnt to sing 15 Thai folk songs. With the
support of Bich, Nhi’s love and passion for the melodies have been nurtured and
developed, along with her sense of responsibility to maintain and develop Thai
Dao, Lon and Bich are three among the many
artisans who are exerting efforts to maintain the traditional culture and
transfer it to the youth./.
(HBO) – The organising board of a workshop marking 90 years since the world’s recognition of the Hoa Binh Civilisation held a tour of some typical archaeological sites of this civilisation on November 22. Participants included officials of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the ministry’s Cultural Heritage Department, the Institute of Archaeology, the Vietnam Archaeological Association, and domestic and foreign scientists. Vice Chairman of the Hoa Binh provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Van Toan, officials of some departments and sectors, and representatives of the Lac Son district People’s Committee also joined the delegation.
(HBO) - Hoa Binh province is working to mark 90 years since the recognition and the study of the Hoa Bình Civilisation. This is a major cultural event aimed at popularising and honouring the special archaeological values of a renowned Stone-Age civilisation in the world.
(HBO) – In Da Bac district – residence area of Tay and Dao ethnic groups, learning their own scripts has been maintained, contributing to preserving cultural identity and exercising equal rights among the ethnic groups.
(HBO) – The board for information and education of the Hoa Binh provincial Party Committee has held a teleconference of presenters ahead of the 90th anniversary of the world’s recognition of the Hoa Binh Civilisation. Head of the board Nguyen Dong chaired the event.
(HBO) – The Museum of Hoa Binh province has coordinated with the Centre for Southeast Asian Prehistoric Studies and the Vietnam Institute of Archaeology to excavate the Trai Hamlet cave and the Vanh Village stone shelter in Lac Son district, which are national archaeological relic sites and also home to diverse and outstanding items dating back to the Hoa Binh Civilisation.