The art of Bai Choi inscribed on the List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
At 3PM, December 7th, 2017, (Vietnam time zone), at the 12th session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Jeju (Korea), The art of Bài Chòi in Central Vietnam has officially been listed in the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
The art of Bài Chòi in Central Viet Nam is a diverse art combining music, poetry, acting, painting and literature. Bài Chòi is an important form of culture and recreation whose bearers and practitioners include artists, performers, card-making artists and hut-making artists. Performers and their families play a major role in safeguarding the practice, and numerous dedicated groups exist. Most performers learn their skills within the family but specialist artists also transmit their knowledge in clubs, schools and associations.