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5.000 Vietnamese studying in France: What's new in visa and scholarship policies in 2024?

More and more Vietnamese people choose to study in France thanks to internationalized education and open job opportunities. What do you need to know about enrollment and scholarship application timelines, according to experts?

Thousands of people flock to 2023 Huong Pagoda Festival

Thousands of people flock to 2023 Huong Pagoda Festival

Thousands of tourists flocked to the Huong Son landscape complex on the opening day of the 2023 Huong Pagoda Festival on January 27, the sixth day of the Lunar New Year.


Dossiers of “cheo”, Binh Dinh martial art to be made to seek UNESCO title

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.


Movie Film about Cai Luong: Song Lang (2018) by Leon Le

A song lang is a musical instrument, a little percussion used in Vietnamese traditional music to keep the tempo for the musicians and the performers and – as the protagonist’s father believed – to “guide the artists down the moral path”.


5th Hanoi International Film Festival attracts 49 nations

More than 500 movies from 49 countries and territories worldwide will participate in the 5th Hanoi International Film Festival (HANIFF) 2018 that is scheduled to take place from October 27-31.


Enjoying Tet traditional atmosphere in Hanoi

A program reviving Tet traditional atmosphere will be held at Thang Long Imperial Citadel in Hanoi on January 22-February 24.

The story "Mrs. Nam Sa Dec"

The story "Mrs. Nam Sa Dec"

The artist Sa Dec has devoted his life to the art of singing, reforming, drama and cinema of the country. On the occasion of the Spring Festival At Mui 2015, mention the "Nam Sa Déc" once again to remind people of the same nostalgia, to encourage the new and mourn for a gift of virtue in America ...


Son Doong Cave through lens of Hollywood director

Director of Hollywood blockbuster ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who has been named Honorary Tourism Ambassador of Vietnam posted a number of beautiful photos of Son Doong Cave on his Instagram.

The cradle of cai luong

The cradle of cai luong

Cai luong (a form of modern folk opera in Vietnam) writer Nguyen Thanh Hai has been unable to contain his excitement since January when Tien Giang Theater officially reopened in My Tho Town in the southern province of Tien Giang.



Theatre of Vietnam comprises many traditional forms of drama which survive and retain their popularity to varying degrees.

Nguyen Kings historical records displayed

Nguyen Kings historical records displayed

An exhibition featuring woodblocks and official administrative papers of the Nguyen Kings has opened in Hanoi. The exhibition is part of activities to honor Vietnam’s documentary heritage and the Nguyen dynasty’s contributions to the historical records.


2016 Hue Festival introduces Vietnam's first temporary festival

The 2016 Hue festival, themed “the 710th anniversary of Thuan Hoa - Phu Xuan – Thua Thien Hue, Cultural Heritage with Integration and Development”, will open coinciding with Reunification Day on April 30.

Tran Quang Hai & Bach Yen


The traditional music was always a poor relation compared to auters occidentalized musics. Before April 1975, with the National Academy of the music with Saigon, the classes of traditional instruments and arts traditional did not attract large world. The professors of traditional music had the complex of inferiority opposite the professors of Western music.

City theaters to honor Vietnam stage day

City theaters to honor Vietnam stage day

On Vietnam Theater Stage Day, the 12th day of the eighth lunar month, which falls on September 24 this year, theaters around the city will host anniversary ceremonies to honor the founders of the art.

Artist Xuan Lan

Queen of cai luong brought back to life on stage

Descendants of the legendary cai luong (reformed opera) Artist Thanh Nga, plan to revive two plays in which their late relative, the "Queen of cai luong", often performed the leading role.

Vietnamese film week in US kicks off

Vietnamese film week in US kicks off

Vietnamese films will be screened at the Vietnamese Film Week in the US from July 4 to 8, as announced by the Vietnam Cinema Department under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

National song and dance competition 2015 opens in Thai Nguyen

National song and dance competition 2015 opens in Thai Nguyen

The national professional song and dance competition 2015 (first phase) opened in Thai Nguyen city on May 21, attracting the participation of more than 1,000 artists from 17 art troupes from northern provinces (Quang Binh northward).

The magic of the Vong Co song

The magic of the Vong Co song

In the cai luong arts in the South, there are many fine names associated with the talented artists such as: King of cai luong singing Ut Tra On, King of funny cai luong singing Van Huong, King of xang xe tune Minh Chi, Emperor of plastic disk Tan Tai, Queen of sadness Ut Bach Lan, Queen of stage Thanh Nga, Queen of Chinese drama My Chau ... for all the mentioned artists, one of the main measurements to crown them is their talent in vong co singing. In other words, on the opera stage, the vong co song is considered the "backbone". Launched more than 90 years ago, to the present though opera is in difficulty, the vong co songs seem to remain healthy and continue to develop. Why? Because the vong co song has its own magic.

A performance at the event

Southern Folk Song Festival kicks off

The sixth Vietnam folk song festival 2015 for the southern region opened at Dong Thap province on May 6.



Vọng cổ is a song, or more appropriately a cycle or pattern, performed in cải lương opera (renovated theater). Although created in the twentieth century, it is most similar to and has its roots in nhạc tài tử chamber music of south Việt Nam. As the central foundation to cải lương opera, it provides a framework for lyricism and instrumentation while being the only piece in the traditional southern repertoire to allow for extended improvisation. A full ensemble performing vọng cổ usually has a lục huyền cầm (guitar with carved fretboard), đàn kìm (moon lute), đàn tỳ ba (pear-shaped lute), đàn nhị (two-string fiddle), đàn tranh (sixteen-string zither), đàn bầu (monochord), and of course a singer.


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