Ba Trao singing recognized as a national intangible heritage

By Q.VIET – V.PHIN |

(QNO) - Ba Trao singing was recognized as a national intangible heritage by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Vietnam in Tam Giang commune (Nui Thanh district, Quang Nam province) on February 25th,2016.

A Ba Trao singing performance in Tam Hai commune, Nui Thanh district.
A Ba Trao singing performance in Tam Hai commune, Nui Thanh district.

Ba Trao is a traditional singing of fishermen in the central provinces of Vietnam, particularly in Quang Nam province. It is a combination of singing and dancing techniques in the local unique religious art form, and performed in praying ceremonies to the Marine God and Ong Fish at the beginning of the Lunar New Year before sailing all year round. Ba Trao lyrics are easy to remember and sing. During the Ba Trao performance, both singers and audiences focus their minds on praying for safety and prosperity.

On the occasion, Nui Thanh presented its first  off-shore  fishing boats team with 22 new boats (14 steel and 8 wooden boats) which were built  thanks to government’s preferential loan capital source.

By Q.VIET – V.PHIN