The festival aims to mark the 127th President Ho Chi Minh’s birth anniversary (May 19, 1890-2017).

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The artists are singing songs in praise of the Party, President Ho Chi Minh and the national heroes, armed forces’ achievements in the causes of national liberation as well as building and defense at the four-day event.

At the opening ceremony, Deputy Director of the HCM City’s Cultural Centre Tran Thanh Binh said over the past three years since its recognition as the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, the southern region’s art “Don ca tai tu” has been growing strongly, showing its importance in the spiritual life of the Vietnamese people.

Together with other localities in the region, the city has also made efforts to preserve and bring into play unique values of the art over the past years, and the festival is among outstanding activities, he added.

According to the organizers, the awarding ceremony is scheduled on May 21.

Source: baotintuc

Translated by Chung Anh