National Folk Songs Festival

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Country and Region VietnamHung Yen
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Hung Yen province, Vietnam
Festival Contact Information

Association of Vietnamese Folklorists:
Hoi Van nghe dan gian Viet Nam
Nha E1, Ngo 29, Pho Ta Quang Buu, Khu Bach khoa,
Hanoi, Viet Nam
Phone: +844-869-3280, or +844-868-2608
Fax: +844-868-2607
Email: hoivannghedangianvietnam@gmail.com

Festival Description

The National Folk Songs Festival was launched in 2005 as a biennial festival. The competitive singing festival of national musicians aims to promote and preserve traditional folk songs from throughout Vietnam. The participants include professional and amateur singers.
Qualifying rounds take place throughout the country prior to the festival and determine the best singers from 6 regions. The festival serves as the final round of the festival — much the way competitive festivals in the UK are arranged.
The festival provides an opportunity for making themselves known or to further enhance the projection of their talents.

Festival Dates March 13 - April 24, 2011

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Articles:
  • Hung Yen to host folk song festival (Viet Nam News, March 5, 2011)
    http://vietnamnews.vnagency.com.vn/Life-Style/209007/Hung-Yen-to-host-folk-song-festival.html

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