Photo for illustration (Source: Department of Performing Arts)

The event will take from September 18 to October 4 in order to honor, preserve and promote the values of Vietnamese folk music, contributing to building an advanced Vietnamese culture imbued with national identity.

This is an opportunity for artists performing on traditional musical instruments at art units, lecturers, students, and students who are teaching and learning traditional musical instruments at physical art training institutions to show their personal abilities; exchange and  gain experience in art activities; and preserve and promote the quintessence of Vietnamese traditional music. Since then, policies on management, training, fostering talents and promoting traditional music forms are proposed.

As planned, the event will be held in Buon Ma Thuot city, the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Organizing Committee decided to organize the event at five locations across the country to ensure epidemic prevention and control. It will take place in Buon Ma Thuot city, Dak Lak province (September 18 and 19); Ho Chi Minh City (from September 21 to 23); Thanh Hoa city, Thanh Hoa province (September 25 and 26); Vinh Yen City, Vinh Phuc Province (September 28), and Hanoi (from September 30 to October 2).

The closing and awarding ceremony will take place at Vietnam Cheo Theatre at 1 Giang Van Minh street, Ba Dinh district, Hanoi, at 9:00 on October 4.

The whole event will be broadcast online by the Vietnam Performing Arts channel on Youtube. This will also be the first time the Department of Performing Arts has broadcast the national professional competition on Youtube./.

Compiled by BTA