Bai Choi folk singing wins UNESCO recognition

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has included Vietnam’s Bai Choi folk singing in its list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity.

The decision was made at the twelfth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage taking place in Jeju Island, Republic of Korea on December 7.

The Binh Dinh province's delegation led by Vice Chairman Tran Chau attended the meeting.

The folk singing genre is popular in the central provinces of Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Nam, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen and Khanh Hoa.

Thanks to its unique value, Vietnam’s careful preparation for application and the effective local and international coordination, the application of Bai Choi singing met all criteria required to be the representative intangible cultural heritage of humanity.

Among Vietnam’s 12 UNESCO-recognized intangible cultural heritages, 10 are representative intangible cultural heritages of humanity.

A Bai Choi folk singer performs at a traditional arts program in Binh Dinh.
The Vietnam’s delegation was proud to raise the national flag, Bai Choi card when Vietnam’s Bai Choi folk singing was honored.
The Vietnam's delegation attends the twelfth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.
A Bai Choi folk singing festival in Binh Dinh

Sao Ly

Translated by Hong Ha

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