Opening ceremony of Long An Don Ca Tai Tu Festival 2023
Update: Feb 08, 2023
On February 6, Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Long An inaugurated the provincial Don Ca Tai Tu Festival 2023 at Van Phuoc communal house (Can Duoc district) on the occasion of Huy ky ceremony of musician master Nguyen Quang Dai. Head of the Provincial Party Committee's Propaganda Department Hoang Dinh Can, Chairman of the Provincial Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee Truong Van No attended the ceremony.  

Member of the Executive Committee of Vietnam Folklore Association Truong Thanh Hung (right), Chairman of the Provincial Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee Truong Van No (left) present the decision, recognition certificate and medal to the artist family Tran Phong Sac and Le Van Tieng

The Don Ca Tai Tu (Southern amateur music) Festival is held on the occasion of the death anniversary ceremony of musician Nguyen Quang Dai, a music mandarin of the Hue Court who came to the South at the end of 19th century. He was the teacher of many talented generations of Southern musician. This is an opportunity for the Don Ca Tai Tu bands to exchange experiences in the process of art creation, contributing to preserving and developing the art of Don Ca Tai Tu.

The Organizing Committee gives flowers and flags to Don Ca Tai Tu bands participating in the festival

The festival will take place in 2 nights (February 6 and 7) with the participation of 12 Don Ca Tai Tu bands inside and outside the province, with nearly 150 artists. The Don Ca Tai Tu festival on the ceremony of master musician Nguyen Quang Dai is an annual activity and has been maintained for 27 years. After a hiatus due to Covid-19 epidemic, this year, the festival was reorganized and received the attention of artist boards inside and outside the province.

Performance by Don Ca Tai Tu band of Long An province

On the opening ceremony of the festival, the Vietnam Folk Arts Association also announced the decision to posthumously award the title of Folk Artist and the Medal for the cause of Vietnamese folk art to 2 artists Tran Phong Sac and Le Van Tieng.

After the opening ceremony, the bands of Long An, District 8 - Ho Chi Minh City, Binh Thuan, Dong Nai, Ben Tre, Tay Ninh performed performances to attend the festival./.

By Staffs - Translated by Q. Thien

Long An Online - - February 7, 2023