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Vi-Giam proposed as UNESCO intangible heritage

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At the UN body’s upcoming session, the Nghe Tinh folk singing of Vi Giam has been proposed together with 45 other nominations for UNESCO’s recognition as the world intangible cultural heritages of humanity.
 
According to Nhan Dan Newspaper’s report at an UNESCO press conference in Paris on November 18th, the UNESCO’s Inter-governmental Committee for the Safeguarding During its 9th session on November 24-28, the UNESCO’s Inter-governmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage will examine eight others seeking the status as the cultural heritage in need of urgent safeguarding.
 
The committee will review national reports on issues, including the current status of heritages inscribed on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding, and the use of international assistance from the
 
Nghe Tinh folk singing festival - Vietnam heriatge
The Vi-Giam festival
Intangible Cultural Heritage Fund and the selection to the Register for Best Safeguarding Practices. Vi-Giam singing is popular in nearly 260 villages in the central provinces of Nghe An and Ha Tinh.

The two provinces have 51 singing clubs with over 800 vocalists, many of whom are actively preserving the folk music for Vietnamese traditional music. The two provinces have 51
singing clubs with over 800 vocalists, many of whom are actively preserving the folk music.

Vi-Giam folk music, estimated to have 15 tunes of Vi and 8 airs of Giam, is a repartee sung while working. It reflects the work, cultural lives and feelings of the residents in the central coastal provinces.
 

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