An eighty-minute programme featuring Xoan (Spring) singing from the ancestral land of Phu Tho will take place at the Hung Kings temple historical site on February 18.
The event aims to promote Xoan singing, which was recongised as an Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Protection by UNESCO in November 2011.
The programme will bring together about 800 artists from central and local art troupes and will be broadcast live on Vietnam Television.
Organisations, individuals, and artists who have contributed to preserving and promoting Xoan singing will be celebrated during a ceremony held by the Phu Tho provincial People’s Committee on the same day.
The festivities are part of the annual ‘Travelling to the Roots’ 2012 series hosted by three northern province including Phu Tho, Yen Bai and Lao Cai to promote provincial cultural heritages while advertising the tourism potential of the three localities.