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Ro Ngao woman preserves gongs

A feature on a Ro Ngao woman in Vietnam who has spent her life preserving ancient gongs from the Central Highlands of Vietnam.

Y Geu and her gongs. Tuoi Tre News, 20121009

Y Geu and her gongs. Tuoi Tre News, 20121009

80-year-old woman spends life preserving ancient gongs
Tuoi Tre News, 09 October 2012

Y Geu, 80, a Ro Ngao ethnic minority resident of K’roong K’lả village in Kon Tum city’s K’roong Commune, has spent almost her entire life, and even her family’s possessions, preserving many sets of gongs, the typical musical instrument used in ethnic festivals in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. These instruments are under imminent threat of being lost.

According to A Chung, the head of the village, Y Geu has most ancient Gongs in the area.

“I’ve visited many places, but can’t find any gongs which look as beautiful or sound as good as Geu’s,” he added.

Full story here.

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