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02/06/2019 - 04:05

Long An has 7 artisans receiving the title of Meritorious Artisan

On May 29, Long An Provincial People's Committee held a conference to award the title "Meritorious Artisan" to 7 artisans in the province. Among them, there are 6 artisans in the field of Don ca Tai tu (Southern amateur music) and 1 artisan in the field of Bong roi Dance.

Vice Chairman of Long An Provincial People's Committee - Pham Tan Hoa (C) awards the title “Merited Craftsmen

Meritorious Artisans are all craftsmen who have made important contributions to preserving and promoting the invaluable values of Don ca Tai tu and Bong roi Dance

Don ca Tai tu has been recognized by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage. In Long An, this movement developed strongly, it contributes to improving the quality of the people’s spiritual life, in which the Meritorious Artisan’s great contribution promoted and developed the movement and vocational transmission for the next generation.

The Merited Craftsmen in Don Ca Tai Tu performs at the conference

The Meritorious Artisans in Don ca Tai tu perform at the conference

Bong roi Dance is a unique art form of the Southern people, dating from the time of reclamation and establishment of hamlets. Artisan Le Minh Hung is the only dancer of Bong roi in the province recognized as the Meritorious Artisan. He has worked hard to preserve this folk performing arts for over 30 years.

Craftsman Le Minh Hung is the only dancer of Bong roi Dance in Long An province recognized as the Merited Craftsman

Artisan Le Minh Hung is the only dancer of Bong roi Dance in Long An province recognized as the Meritorious Artisan

It was known that the President signed a decision to confer the title "People's Artist" to artisan Dang Quat Van (Ward 5, Tan An City) and "Meritorious Artisan" to other 7 artisans in the province in March 2019.

Artisan Dang Quat Van is the first People's Artist in Long An province. Due to the health reasons of artisan, the provincial People's Committee organized the award of "People's Artist" for artist Dang Quat Van at his own home on April 26./.

By Phuong Phuong – Translated by Duc Tam

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