Seminar seeks ways to preserve music genres of ethnic minorities
Update: Apr 11, 2018
A seminar was held in Dak Lak on April 10 to discuss ways to preserve traditional music genres of ethnic minorities in the central and Central Highlands regions.  

Overview of seminar

The seminar was designed to review the preservation of traditional music genres in the regions as well as the implementation of policies in the field. Based on the results, suitable orientations and measures were put forth to prevent traditional music genres of the central and Central Highlands regions from falling into oblivion in the modern life.

Participants heard reports on distinct features and values of musical genres by cultural researchers, music teachers, and musicians from Thua Thien-Hue province in the central region and the Central Highlands provinces of Gia Lai, Lam Dong, and Dak Lak.

Researcher Vinh Phuc from the Hue Academy of Music talked in details how to pass down the Central Highlands region’s Gong music to next generations. Others analysed the preservation on the perspective of policies targeting ethnic musicians or introduced the building of a new music environment as a potential solution.

The seminar was part of a national project on the conservation and promotion of traditional music genres of ethnic minorities.