(Cinet) – Bac Lieu provincial People’s Committee organized a press seminar of the first national “Don ca tai tu” Festival in Bac Lieu on January 07. Southern folk music, Don Ca Tai Tu, to be celebrated at the first National Don Ca Tai Tu Festival, themed ‘Don Ca Tai Tu – Love of Southern People and Land’, scheduled to take place from April 20-25, 2014 in the southern province of Bac Lieu. The event will draw the participation of artists, artisans and researchers from 21 provinces and cities in the east and the southwest and from the northern province of Ninh Binh. The event aims to honour and promote Vietnam’s Don Ca Tai Tu, recently recognised as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humankind by UNESCO. Organizers of the event also hope that the festival will help raise public awareness of the need to preserve yet develop traditional art forms, contributing to the conservation of the traditional cultural values of the country. Seminars on the preservation and promotion of the traditional musical art form will be given at the festival. The National Don Ca Tai Tu Festival will be held triennially in the southern provinces and cities. The Festival is a chance for Bac Lieu to introduce picture of culture, history and people to contribute to develop socio-economy.