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Practices of Then by Tày, Nùng and Thái Ethnic Groups in Viet Nam


Language: English
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Then, an essential ritual practice in the spiritual life of the ethnic groups Tày, Nùng and Thái, reflects concepts about human beings, nature and the universe. Then ceremonies describe a journey in which the Then Master controls ghost soldiers travelling from earth to heaven to present items of worship and prayers for peace, good crops, health, etc. During the practice, the Then Master sings and plays a tính lute, wearing ceremonial dress. Then is always transmitted orally while the rituals are conducted, reflecting its succession across the generations.


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Place/region: Viet Nam, Asia and the Pacific
Series: 2019 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
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Director: Le Thanh Lich
Publisher: Vietnamese Institute for Musicology
Producer: Le Ahn Tuan, Nguyen Binh Dinh
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Original: Video.MOV
Location: EV only
UMAS reference: SYNAV-2019-CLTITH-RL-0137900017
Source ref.: DOC:0137900017 ; CAND:01379
Rights holder: UNESCO