Bilingual art book features Vietnamese folk arts, festivals

A group of young artists in HCM City will release a new bilingual art book featuring 30 folk music genres and theatrical performing arts, and six traditional festivals of Vietnam.

Bilingual art book features Vietnamese folk arts, festivals
Gánh Hát Lưu Diễn Muôn Phương (Touring Theatre), a bilingual art book featuring 36 Vietnamese folk music, theatrical performing arts and traditional festivals. File photo from facebook.com/ganhhatluudien

Gánh Hát Lưu Diễn Muôn Phương (Touring Theatre) was created by Thao Ho and illustrated by Tan Nguyen. It was translated into English by Ngo My Trieu Giang.

The 200-page book will introduce music genres from different regions of the country, such as hát xẩm (blind busker's singing) of the North, nhã nhạc cung đình (royal ceremonial music) of Huế, and đờn ca tài tử (tai tu music) of the South.

It will present theatrical performing arts like chèo (traditional Vietnamese opera), and dù kê, a unique style of musical theatre created by the Khmer in southern Vietnam.

Dù kê originated in Tra Vinh in 1920 from local farmers who loved to sing. The art is a product of the creativity of the Khmer.

The group invited cải lương (reformed opera) artist Bach Long to give advice on folk arts in the South.

Long began his love affair with cải lương when he was 12 years old. He was trained by his father, the late People's Artist Thanh Ton, and other talented actors like Minh To and Thanh Tong. He won two gold medals for Best Actor at the National Cai Luong Festival in 1982 and 1987.

The book will feature traditional festivals like Saint Giong Festival in Phu Dong Village in Hanoi's Gia Lam District, and Ok Om Bok, one of the annual major traditional festivals of Khmer people in southern provinces.

The Saint Giong festival is a traditional event in north Vietnam, held annually from the 6th-12th of the fourth lunar month with a series of processions, rituals and performances.

It commemorates the legendary national hero who grew overnight from a three-year-old boy into a giant to help rid the country of foreign invaders.

 

Ok Om Bok, also called the Festival of Worshiping the Moon, takes place under the full moon in the 10th lunar month annually. The Khmer believe the moon is a god who controls the weather and crops throughout the year.

Thao, the book’s creator, said she was born in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Vinh Long, so cải lương and đờn ca tài tử became part of her childhood. When growing up, she travelled across Vietnam and learned about folk arts and traditional festivals.

“I had an idea of developing an art book to introduce my interesting discoveries about Vietnamese folk arts to readers. In 2019, I met Tan Nguyen and we made our dream come true,” Thao said.

The book is expected to be released in January by Vietnamese comic company Comicola.

It will have two versions, including limited editions numbered 1-500 priced at VND200,000 (US$8.77), and another one at VND129,000.

It is available for pre-order at https://go.comico.la/ganhhat.

Source: Vietnam News

Publisher releases bilingual picture book

Publisher releases bilingual picture book

A new bilingual picture book that was recently released should appeal to both Vietnamese and expat children.

First English-Vietnamese bilingual books released in the US

First English-Vietnamese bilingual books released in the US

Cuốn 10 Khúc Đồng Dao được chọn vào danh sách các dự án Project We Love của Kickstarter, và cuốn Màu của Tết nằm trong danh sách các sách về ngày Tết đáng đọc của tạp chí Ditto (Mỹ).

 
 

Other News

.
Nguyen Dynasty mandarin hat fetches 600,000 Euros at Spanish auction
Nguyen Dynasty mandarin hat fetches 600,000 Euros at Spanish auction
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  03/11/2021 

A Vietnamese mandarin hat said to be from the Nguyen Dynasty has sold for 600,000 euros (about VND15.6 billion) at an auction in Barcelona, Spain.

U23s enter AFC Cup finals after defeating Myanmar
U23s enter AFC Cup finals after defeating Myanmar
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  02/11/2021 

Vietnam’s national U23 football team have qualified for the finals of the AFC Asian Cup after beating Myanmar by a goal to nil.

Ethnic groups' fashion to hit the catwalk in Malaysia
Ethnic groups' fashion to hit the catwalk in Malaysia
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  03/11/2021 

Six traditional outfits of Vietnam will be displayed at an online fashion week in Kuching, Malaysia on December 5. 

Artist's talent blooms with lotus flower collection
Artist's talent blooms with lotus flower collection
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  03/11/2021 

Nguyen Thuy Huong has been as creative as she has ever been, finishing dozens of paintings, largely of the lotus flowers for which she is famed.

Vietnam comes second at 2021 Asian Youth Online Chess Championship
Vietnam comes second at 2021 Asian Youth Online Chess Championship
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  02/11/2021 

Vietnam’s chess team won a total of four gold medals at the 2021 Asian Youth Online Chess Championship, coming second after the Indian team.

100 years: the rise and fall of modern theatre in Vietnam
100 years: the rise and fall of modern theatre in Vietnam
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  02/11/2021 

The thousand-year-old culture of Vietnam is so rich in theatrical tradition – be it plays, comedies, tragedies or musicals – that each region seems to have its own operatic form.

U23 Vietnam vs U23 Myanmar: the match to decide ticket to AFC U23 Championships 2022’s final round
U23 Vietnam vs U23 Myanmar: the match to decide ticket to AFC U23 Championships 2022’s final round
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  02/11/2021 

The last match in Group I of the AFC U23 Championships 2022 qualifier between U23 Vietnam and U23 Myanmar later today will decide who makes it through to the final round.

Daisies brighten up Hanoi’s streets
Daisies brighten up Hanoi’s streets
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  02/11/2021 

Tiny daisies stacked on flower vendors’ bicycles and bikes have added charm to Hanoi’s ambiance during the transition between autumn and winter.

VTV wins top prize at Asiavision Awards
VTV wins top prize at Asiavision Awards
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  01/11/2021 

Vietnam National Television (VTV) has won the 2021 Award for Coverage of the Year at the Asiavision Annual Awards.

First Vietnamese films scheduled to be in cinemas after lockdown
First Vietnamese films scheduled to be in cinemas after lockdown
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  01/11/2021 

Rừng Thế Mạng (Lost in the Jungle), a psychological thriller by Vietnamese filmmakers, will be in cinemas on December 31.

Each Khmer festival tells unique story with deep religious and human relevance
Each Khmer festival tells unique story with deep religious and human relevance
YOUR VIETNAMicon  01/11/2021 

The Khmer people have a lengthy history. As a result of these deeply rooted rituals and ideas, even if traditional festivals have moved to many different locales, they have not lost touch with their original awareness.

Vietnamese paintings at international auctions reach milestones
Vietnamese paintings at international auctions reach milestones
FEATUREicon  31/10/2021 

Vietnamese paintings, especially the artworks created by those who studied from the Indochina Fine Arts College, have attracted the attention of the world’s art collectors.

Ai Nhi leaves Miss Intercontinental 2021 empty handed
Ai Nhi leaves Miss Intercontinental 2021 empty handed
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  31/10/2021 

Tran Hoang Ai Nhi, the Vietnamese representative at Miss Intercontinental 2021, failed to progress to the Top 20 finalists during the grand final held on October 29 in Egypt.

26 local movies to be screened ahead of national film festival
26 local movies to be screened ahead of national film festival
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  31/10/2021 

As many as 26 Vietnamese movies are set to be screened for free in both Hanoi and Da Nang city from November 10 to November 16 as part of the buildup to celebrate the 22nd version of Vietnam Film Festival.

Vietnamese top region in streaming YouTube on TV
Vietnamese top region in streaming YouTube on TV
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  30/10/2021 

There was a growing trend of streaming YouTube on TVs in the Asia Pacific region with Việt Nam being the country with the fastest growth in connected TVs,  a YouTube Brandcast Delivered 2021 event heard on October 28.

Vietnamese building to be presented at world architectural festival
Vietnamese building to be presented at world architectural festival
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  30/10/2021 

The Veil-White Palace Event and Exhibition Centre in Ho Chi Minh City is among the shortlisted projects of the upcoming World Architecture Festival (WAF) 2021, dubbed the “Oscars of architecture”.

Dossiers of “cheo”, Binh Dinh martial art to be made to seek UNESCO title
Dossiers of “cheo”, Binh Dinh martial art to be made to seek UNESCO title
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  30/10/2021 

The dossiers for Cheo (Vietnamese traditional opera) art of the Red River Delta and Binh Dinh Traditional Martial Arts will be compiled to seek UNESCO recognition as cultural heritage of the world.

Van Anh named among Top 20 beauties ahead of Miss Earth 2021
Van Anh named among Top 20 beauties ahead of Miss Earth 2021
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  29/10/2021 

Nguyen Thi Van Anh, the Vietnamese representative at Miss Earth 2021, is expected to be named among its Top 20 leaderboard, according to predictions made by popular beauty website Sash Factor of the Philippines.

Vietnam to host first official SEA eSports Championship
Vietnam to host first official SEA eSports Championship
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  29/10/2021 

The Southeast Asian eSports Championship 2021 (SEA EC 2021) will be held virtually by the Vietnam Recreational E-sport Association (VIRESA) and tech giant VNG Corporation, heard a press conference on October 28.

Vietnam captain believes home support will spur on the team
Vietnam captain believes home support will spur on the team
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  29/10/2021 

With the return of home supporters, Vietnam national team captain Que Ngoc Hai believes there could be surprises in store for both Japan and Saudi Arabia in the next two World Cup qualifying games.

 
 
 
Leave your comment on an article

OR QUICK LOGIN