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Thursday, August 09, 2007

Vietnamese gong culture gets boost from U.N.

The Vietnamese highland province of Dak Nong will receive United Nations funding to preserve gong culture, an instrumental part of the province’s ethnic minority traditions, according to Thanhnien News.

The United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has offered $91,000 to the Dak Nong administration, and the Vietnamese government has made a complementary pledge of $43,000 to help support the project.

The funds will promote gong playing, performance, training classes, and the revival of traditional gong music festivals in the country’s Central Highlands.

In a related development, the administration of the highland province of Dak Lak recently announced plans to allocate $372,000 for a gong culture preservation project.

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