Vietnamese artists perform in India

A group of artists from Vietnam’s Tra Vinh Province attended the Ramayan Mandli Competition, which was held in Rajim City, Chattisgarh State, India, from February 12 to 20.
Vietnamese artists perform in India
Vietnamese artists perform in India

The 12-member group included lecturers and students from Tra Vinh University and professional artists. Their participation in the competition took place as part of their two-month trip to India for cultural exchange.

At the competition, they delivered several chapters of Ramayana, which is one of the two important epics of Hinduism, the other being the Mahabharata.

Their performance won enthusiastic appreciation from the Indian audience.

The Vietnamese artists also took the occasion to learn performing skills and styles from their Indian colleagues.

Throughout history, the Khmer ethnic people in Vietnam, as well as the people of Southeast Asia in general, have received and transformed classic literary works of India.

In Vietnam, the Ramayana epic is represented through the cultural activities and practices of the Khmer community. The Khmer people have even adapted the Ramayana epic into their own literary work under the name 'Riem-ke'.