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Vietnam has a rich treasure of traditional musical instruments, of which bamboo instruments are the oldest. Bamboo, a familiar symbol of Vietnamese people’s life and soul, has long been used to create distinctive musical instruments.  Simple bamboo instruments are often played at family and communal events and festivals. Read more…

Việt Nam’s bài chòi (folk singing) has been officially honoured as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). The decision was announced on Thursday at UNESCO’s 12th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, held on South Korea’s Jeju Island. Read more…