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Art programme highlights cultural identities of ethnic minority people in Sapa

Art programme highlights cultural identities of ethnic minority people in Sapa


The drum dance is a unique cultural phenomenon of the Dao ethnic minority people in the northwestern region.

NDO – An art programme, entitled “Dances on the clouds”, was held on April 21 in the resort town of Sapa, in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai, reproducing the life and customs of the local H’Mong, Dao, Tay and Giay ethnic minority peoples.

The art show was inspired by the cultural materials of the northwest region such as the traditional weddings of the H’Mong people, the ‘cap sac’ (rite of passage) ritual of Dao Do ethnic people, and various dances.

Art programme highlights cultural identities of ethnic minority people in Sapa

The water wheel is a familiar tool in the life and production activities of ethnic minority peoples in the northwestern region.

Art programme highlights cultural identities of ethnic minority people in Sapa

The Dao ethnic people are one of the larger ethnic groups in Lao Cai province.

Art programme highlights cultural identities of ethnic minority people in Sapa

Water collection is a cultural beauty of Dao ethnic people.

Art programme highlights cultural identities of ethnic minority people in Sapa

Art programme highlights cultural identities of ethnic minority people in Sapa

The “Cap sac” (rite of passage), the most important ritual of Dao ethnic minority people in Lao Cai province, is reproduced at the programme.

Art programme highlights cultural identities of ethnic minority people in Sapa

A traditional dance with umbrellas, of the H’Mong, Giay and Xa Pho peoples in Sapa town.

Art programme highlights cultural identities of ethnic minority people in Sapa

The large Buddha statute on the top of Fansipan Mountain 3,143 metres above sea level and termed the “roof of Dong Duong”.

Quoc HongTranslated by NDO

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