Ceremony marks UNESCO recognition of Bai Choi folk singing

A ceremony receiving the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) certificate of recognition for Bai Choi folk singing as part of its intangible cultural heritage of humanity was held at Quy Nhon city-based Nguyen Tat Thanh Square on May 5.

 

A bai choi performance at the ceremony. Photo: Van Luu

The event, which was co-chaired by the Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism and the Binh Dinh provincial People's Committee combining with 8 other central provinces where Bai Choi is practised, was attended by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and the UNESCO’s Head and Representative in Vietnam Michael Croft, as well as foreign diplomats, leaders and artisans from 9 provinces.

The ceremony featured a wide range of Bai Choi performances as well as typical songs and dances of the central region.

Vice Chairman of Binh Dinh People's Committee Nguyen Phi Long receives the UNESCO certificate of recognition for Bai Choi folk singing as part of its intangible cultural heritage of humanity. Photo: Van Luu

The UNESCO  has included Vietnam’s Bai Choi folk singing in its Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in the 12th session of the UNESCO Inter-governmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in the meeting held on the Republic of Korea’s Jeju Island on December 7.

Sao Ly

Translated by Hong Ha

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