VIETNAM TRAVEL NEWS
Traditional musical instrument festival draws to close
The six-day festival of traditional musical instrument solos and ensembles saw its official conclusion on June 15 in Da Lat city, Lam Dong province.
Twenty-three gold prizes and 16 certificates of merit were presented for passionate performances with high levels of technique and accuracy, and those that achieved a harmonious timbre while embracing the typical features of the music.
The weeklong event drew the participation of 500 artists from 25 art troupes from across the country which specialise in traditional musical instruments.
The artists brought to the stage ancient pieces of music and newly released works that were inspired by traditional tunes.
The festival was intended to provide the artists with an opportunity to showcase their talent and exchange experience in preserving and promoting the essence of Vietnamese traditional music.
The festival was organised jointly by the Department of Performing Arts under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism; the Viet Nam Musicians’ Association; and the Viet Nam Association of Stage Artists to celebrate the 2014 National Tourism Year.
Keywords: traditional musical instrument festival, Vietnamese traditional music, Lam Dong, National Tourism Year 2014,