Mass performance of xoe folk dance to set Vietnamese record

A mass performance of xoe folk dance with the participation of 2,033 people to set a Vietnamese record is scheduled to take place in Nghia Lo town, the northwestern mountainous province of Yen Bai, on September 29.

Participants will perform six core xoe dances of Thai ethnic people, namely “xe vong”, “om lom top mu”, “nhom khan”, “pha xi”, “don hon” and “kham khan moi lau” with the music played by 20 traditional instrumentalists.

Chairwoman of the Nghia Lo People’s Committee Hoang Hong Hanh, who is also the head of performance’s steering board, said that locals are excited to join in the activity. They want to take this opportunity to introduce their cultural beauty to both domestic and foreign people.

The event will also mark the approval of a project to develop Nghia Lo town into a destination of culture and tourism in the 2013 – 2020 period.

Xoe dance is an important collective dance of Thai people, especially in the northwestern region. The xoe folk dance comprises about 30 different dances.

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