TVU attends the international conference in Hue

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TVU – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Tiet Khanh, who currently serves as the Chairman of the University Council of TVU and the Chairman of the Vietnam Association of Community Colleges, is participating in the “The 14th Engaging with Vietnam Conference.” This international scientific conference occurs from August 1 to 6, 2023, in Thua Thien Hue.

Accompanied by students and lecturers from the School of Southern Khmer Language, Culture, Arts, and Humanities, Dr. Ngo So Phe, the Rector of this school, actively contributes to the conference by showcasing the cultural and artistic richness of the Southern Khmer community.

Throughout the event, various stages are adorned with Southern Khmer art and traditional musical instruments that hold the distinction of being part of the national intangible cultural heritage. The musical performances feature the Mhôri orchestra’s medley of Donđap – Chine Chev Thuk – Op or sa tor, the Chrieng Chapei, which involves playing the Chapey guitar and singing Tâm tình Cha pây Khmer (the heart of Chapei Khmer), the trio Khúc nhạc ngày vui (the song of a happy day), the Roneat Ek xylophone solo Saroma, the Aday folk singing that focuses on Giữ gìn bản sắc văn hoá Khmer (preserving Khmer culture), the Takhe solo showcasing Nghề Dệt vải (weaving), the folk dance Reaksmey Doung Chan (Moonlight), and the Ch-hay Dam drum dance.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Tiet Khanh, Chairman of the University Council of Tra Vinh University and Chairman of the Vietnam Association of Community Colleges, presented a scientific report at the conference

During the conference, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Tiet Khanh, in his capacity as the Chairman of the University Council of TVU and Chairman of the Vietnam Association of Community Colleges, takes the stage to present. Additionally, he delivers a scientific study titled “Traditional Music Heritage of Khmer People in Southern Vietnam in Present-day Life” during the fifth session on August 3. This presentation draws considerable interest from both Vietnamese and international scholars attending the event.

Dr. Sơn Cao Thắng and Sơn Lý Quý – Students of the Traditional Musical Instrument Performance major – delivered a presentation and performed the Chầm riêng Chà pây segment

The presence of TVU’s lecturers and students at the conference allows the cultural heritage, art, and spiritual lives of the Southern Khmer community in Vietnam to be shared with local and foreign attendees. Furthermore, it fosters interactions, knowledge sharing, and hands-on experiences among participants.

Images capturing moments of the TVU delegation’s involvement in the conference

By Lan Anh