The programme will feature artists from the Viet Nam National Academy of Music including Nguyen Tien, Nghe The Dan, Bui Le chi, Nguyen Quang Hung and Hoang Anh Tu.
The musicians will perform duets and ensembles of traditional Vietnamese musical instruments such as 'dan bau' (traditional Vietnamese monochord), dan nhi (two-chord fiddle) and dan tranh (Vietnamese 16-chord zither) as well as gongs and t’rung (Central Highlands musical instruments).
The programme is expected to introduce delegates to the unique traditional music of all ethnic groups in Viet Nam as well as help them to learn more about the land and people of Viet Nam.
A wide range of other cultural and arts activities will also be held to celebrate the IPU 132, including an arts programmes entitled ‘Cultural Colours of Viet Nam's 54 Ethnic Groups’ on March 29 at the Vietnamese Ethnic Groups Culture-Tourism Village in Dong Mo, Son Tay town and ‘Citadel Night’ at the ancient Imperial Citadel of Thang Long in Ha Noi.
Additionally, delegates will have a chance to discover the natural landscapes and environment, along with tangible and intangible cultural heritages and daily life of people in the Southern and Central Highlands regions in Viet Nam through a photo exhibition and exchanges with ethnic communities at the Vietnamese Ethnic Groups Culture-Tourism Village.
The IPU 132, to be held in Ha Noi for the first time from March 28 to April 1, is an important international political event and an opportunity for Viet Nam to showcase its land and people for foreign friends.