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Nha nhac, Vietnamese Court Music - An Intangible Cultural Heritage

Nha nhac, Vietnamese Court Music - An Intangible Cultural Heritage

On November 7, 2003, UNESCO bestowed world heritage status on 28 relics of nations as masterpieces of oral and intangible heritage of humanity. Among the 11 masterpieces of Asia, nha nhac (royal music) represents the first intangible legacy of Vietnam to have been put on this list.

The UNESCO Council appraised Vietnamese royal music in the following terms: “Vietnamese royal music represents an elegant and refined music. It deals with the music performed in the imperial courts and on different anniversaries, religious festivals, and on such particular occasions. Of the different categories developed in Vietnam, only the royal music was national.”

 

Nha nhac (Vietnamese royal music) and its principles came to Vietnam under the Ho Dynasty (1400-1407). The Ho Dynasty, however, only existed for a short time, so nha nhac rapidly fell into oblivion. In 1427, Le Loi defeated the Chinese Ming invaders and liberated the country. However, nha nhac only began to develop in the reign of King Le Thanh Tong (1460-1497) and reached its peak under the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945).

 

Nha nhac is genre of scholarly music. It attracted the participation of many talented songwriters and musicians, with numerous traditional musical instruments.

 

From now on, nha nhac will have opportunities to preserve, develop and popularize to the public, inside and outside the country.

Source TCDLVN
  •  Lithophone or Dan Da
  •  Gongs or Cong-Chieng
  •  Ly Folk Song or Ly Nam Bo
  •  Hue music and song
  •  Then Song
  •  Hat Van
  •  Classical Opera or Tuong
  •  Cai Luong
  •  Cheo or Vietnamese Popular Theatre
  •  Water Puppets
  •  Quan Ho
  •  Ca Tru
  •  Modern dancing
  •  Religious Belief Dance
  •  Religious Dance
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