Festival showcases cultural essence of Quang Ngai ethnic minorities
Update: Aug 06, 2014
More than 200 artisans of ethnic minorities across the central province of Quang Ngai presented the best of their traditional culture through musical instrument and singing performances at a recent festival in Son Tay district.

The event, the second of its kind in the province, was held on August 3 and 4.

The participating artisans represented the H’re, Cor and Cadong ethnic groups who live in six mountainous districts, namely Son Tay, Son Ha, Tra Bong, Tay Tra, Ba To and Minh Long.

The gong and folk songs of ethnic minorities in Quang Ngai are facing threat of falling into oblivion due to impacts from modern life. The organisation of the festival with meticulously staged performance aims at keeping alive the unique cultural value of these groups.

The province has a population of more than 1.2 million with 17 ethnic groups. Among them, Kinh people account for nearly 89 percent, followed by H’re, Cor and Cadong.