VietNamNet Bridge - The Ministry of Culture and Information has chosen 11
cultural genres to be displayed at the 2007 Smithsonian Folklife Festival,
in the US, in late June.
A delegation of 52 members,
including 39 folk artists and artisans, will participate in the festival,
which will take place from June 23-July 9.
Representatives of the Bana ethnic group from Central Highlands Kon Tum
province will introduce their gong performance art, epos as well as dugout
making and papoose knitting skills. Southern Bac Lieu province will be
represented by “don ca tai tu” (a form of chamber music) while the Dong
Thinh troupe of southern Vinh Long province will perform hat boi (a
Lion dancing will be performed by a dance group from Bac Lieu province while
a Robam (ballet) will be staged by Khmer dancers from Mekong delta's An
The Smithsonian festival is an annual event that introduces visitors to
various types of traditional arts from countries in the Mekong River Basin.
Reprinted with permission from Vietnam News Agency