Programme promotes Indian folk music to Vietnam
An art programme was held in Hanoi on August 15 to promote Indian folk music to Vietnamese audiences as part of activities to celebrate the 77th Independence Day of India.
The programme featured the participation of the Tetseo Sisters, one of the most famous bands in India. Nguyen Phuong Hoa, Head of International Cooperation Department under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said this was a meaningful activity in enhancing friendship and cohesion in the strategic partnership between Vietnam and India.
Culture in particular is an important bridge connecting the two peoples. Coming from Kohima City, Nagaland State, members of the Tetseo Sisters promoted the almost forgotten musical form of the Chakhesang Naga tribe.
During the programme, the artists sang, danced, and playedinstruments to lead the audiences through the songs. Their songs had melodious melodies mixed with bustle, focusing on harmony and arrangement. They reflected lessons about life, nature, love, friendship, courage, youthful ambition, and time values.
Over the past years, the band has been known as the cultural resource and expert of the Naga tribe. Dressed in traditional Naga costumes, these cultural ambassadors have performed on countless major stages at home and abroad.
They have inspired many young people and other tribes around the world to make efforts to preserve their indigenous language, culture, and music.
Previously, a programme on Indian folk music took place in the provinces of Hai Duong, Lao Cai, and Bac Ninh.