Tue, 02 Jun 2015. Last updated Thu, 25 Jun 2015 09:07
The ASEAN Traditional Music Festival 2015 will be firstly held in Vietnam as an art and cultural event in the program of National Tourism 2015 with the theme "Connect World Heritages" to promulgate the values of Vietnam culture. ASEAN Traditional Music Festival 2015 is the activity of the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism to welcome the establishment of ASEAN Community at the end of 2015. This is also a music festival for musicians to meet and exchange experiences in the art of creativity, absorbing the essence of traditional music in the ASEAN Community. It is also an opportunity to introduce artists, to honor the unique value of the traditional music of each country. In addition, it is a chance for countries to tighten the relation and solidarity of ASEAN Community in the field of art and culture while demonstrating unity in cultural diversity and towards building a stronger social - cultural ASEAN Community.
According to the plan, the ASEAN Traditional Music Festival in Vietnam is scheduled to take place from August 1-6, 2015 in Thanh Hoa with the participation of 12 art troupes from ASEAN countries, counterparts of ASEAN countries and 01 unit of traditional art of Vietnam. Each unit will attend with an artistic program having rich contents, diverse forms, high artistic quality, unique style and cultural identity of each nation. The minimum duration of each performance is 35 minutes, and maximum of 40 minutes. Apart from the official performance, art troupes will perform to serve audience at some attractions in Thanh Hoa, and join a scientific forum with the theme "ASEAN national traditional music - Unity in diversity". Having a chance to host ASEAN Traditional Music Festival 2015, Vietnam will define more its ability and spirit of an ASEAN country member in the line of forming ASEAN Community at the end of 2015.
According to the 1605/QD - BVHTTDL of Ministry of Culture, Sport, and Tourism on May 19, 2015 on establishing the steering committee of ASEAN Traditional Music Festival 2015", the steering committee of ASEAN Traditional Music Festival 2015 includes 06 members, led by Mr. Vuong Duy Bien - Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism. Mr. Nguyen Dang Chuong - Director of Department of Performing Arts is Deputy Head of the Standing. 04 members include Mr. Pham Dang Quyen - Vice Chairman of Thanh Hoa People's Committee, Mr. Do Hong Quang - Chairman of Vietnam Musicians, Mr. Le Ngoc Dinh - Deputy Director of Department of International Cooperation - Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and Ms. Phan Linh Chi - Deputy Director of Planning, Finance - Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. The decision showed that the Steering Committee is supposed to organize the ASEAN Traditional Music Festival 2015. The committee will automatically dissolve after the festival.
The purpose of ASEAN Community is to tightly connect countries in South East Asia in a cohesive, equally developed, and harmonic community. Setting a large target – ASEAN Comunity will not make the ASEAN Community become a supranational organization, but instead, it will further boost the level of cooperation and regional linkages, bring far-reaching impact and significant implications on the lives of the people in Southeast Asia.