Category: Culture

Two crabs

The young mother looked at him with worry – dengue fever had broken out in this remote area. She wanted to take him to the medical station as soon as possible. But it was five kilometres away from home. She had to pay VND5,000 for a xe om (motorbike taxi), meaning VND10,000 for both ways. […]

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Ao Dai collection of young Tay ethnic designer introduced at brocade festival

Featuring in bright colours, Giang’s Ao Dai designs were inspired from brocade patterns. She also applied modern printing and embroidering techniques on her designed outfits. Thao Giang has previously won appreciation in the fashion circle for her Ao Dai collection entitled ‘Heavenly Petals’. Through her work, Giang has generated many initiatives on integrating traditional cultural […]

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Programme celebrates 100 years of ‘cai luong’ art in Vietnam

Through the performances of around 400 ‘cai luong’ artists and instrumentalists of different generations, the programme recalled the significant milestones of the traditional art form. The event also honoured acclaimed cai luong performers, song writers, directors, and costume designers who have devoted their careers to preserving and promoting the value of cai luong. Audiences were […]

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