Central Highlands Gong Festival (Lễ Hội Cồng Chiêng Tây Nguyên)

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Country and Region VietnamDac Lac
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Buon Ma Thuot City, Dac Lac, Vietnam
Festival Contact Information

Văn Phòng Festival Cồng Chiêng
30 Nguyễn Chí Thanh
P. Tân An
Tp. Buôn Ma Thuột
Tỉnh ĐăkLăk
Phone: 011 84 (050) 865015

Festival Description

This annual event has drawn some 30 gong troupes from 13 different ethnic groups in the Central Highlands and Trường Sơn Mountain Range to Buôn Ma Thuột for a four-day celebration of traditional gong music. The festival itself features some 60 shows of gong and dance from the Vân Kiều, Ca-tu, Hrê, Chăm, Gié-Triêng, H’mông, Ba-na, Cơ-ho, Gia-rai, Xơ-đăng, Ê-đê and other groups, gathered from 12 provinces from Quảng Trị to Ninh Thuận.

Festival Dates November 12 - 15, 2011
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