Musical play helps preserve the epic of Ede’s ethnic minorities | Culture – Sports

Scene from the first chapter of the play. (Photo:

Dak Lak (VNA) – The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Central Highlands Province of Dak Lak, together with Song Thuong Garden Co., Ltd., held a press conference on December 14 to present a musical piece titled “Khat vong Dam San” (Dam San’s aspiration).

Dak Lak is known for his epics on the history of social development of the Central Highlands region, including the Great Epic by Sir Dam San. The great epic of Sir Dam San is a famous epic in seven chapters of the Ede ethnic minorities in the central highlands. The epic, which was collected by the French ethnologist Sabatier in Dak Lak and published in Ede – bilingual French in Paris in 1927, concerns the heroic leader Dam San.

In Vietnamese literature, the Epic of Dam San is one of the typical literary works created from the romantic imagination of the Ede people in the central highlands in ancient times, helping readers to travel to the heroic past. from the early days of the tribal alliance.

The epic was recognized as national intangible cultural heritage by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in 2014.

The five chapters playerproject “”Khat vong Dam San ” proposed by Song Thuong Garden Co., Ltd., was approved by the Provincial People’s Committee on April 14, 2021. Its author and general manager is musician Nguyen Cuong.

The project aims to build a great work in Vietnamese music, contributing to efforts to restore and preserve Ede ethnic culture in the central highlands.

Speaking at the press conference, Provincial People’s Committee Vice-Chairperson H’Yim Kdoh expressed hope that the play will help restore and preserve the cultural and historical value of the Ede ethnic minority group through the music scene. ./.


William N. Fernandez