French photographer to build Cơ Tu museum in Quang Nam

French photographer to build Cơ Tu museum in Quang Nam French photographer Rehahn plans to build a Cơ Tu Museum offering information on the ethnic group living in the mountainous areas of Quảng Nam Province in the centre of the province’s Tây Giang district. Traditional: An old Cơ Tu man plays a string instrument (abel) The museum will become a display of Cơ Tu culture and rendezvous point for festivals among the ethnic groups living in the province, Thừa Thiên-Huế and Laos.Rehahn said that the museum will be built on a total of 2,000sq.m.”Tây Giang District offered me land where I could help them to set up the museum, in co-operation with cultural researcher Trần Tấn Vịnh and Cơ Tu people. The museum will be introduced in three languages – French, English and Vietnamese,” he said. Melodic: A Cơ Tu man plays a buffalo horn — a musical intrument of the ethnic group He said the idea originated one day when he talked with a chief of the Cơ Tu Village in Đông Giang District in the province about preservation of Cơ Tu musical instruments for the next generation.”He told me that kids often come to his house to ask questions about instruments or stories and he said, ‘When I die, who will answer them?’ And then I decided to open a museum for the preservation of their culture before it disappears completely,” Rehahn recalled.”Cơ Tu culture and people gave me so much for my museum — the Museum of… [Read full story]


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