Gong dances cheer up Pleiku streets

As part of the Central Highlands Gong Culture Festival 2018, a street carnival took place in Pleiku, Gia Lai, featuring the performance of over 1,000 artisans from 26 troupes of central highlands provinces.

The parade of gong performers, who come from Kon Tum, Dak Lak, Dak Nong and Lam Dong provinces, started from the provincial Children House, through the streets of Hoang Van Thu, Tran Phu, Tran Hung Dao, Quang Trung, Le Lai, and ended in Dai Doan Ket square.

Beautiful costumes and make-up of the performers.

Bahnar young performers from K’Bang district, Gia Lai.

The gong troupe of Muong women from Buon Me Thuot, Dak Lak.

The event is attended by E De, M’nong, Bahnar, Chu Ru and J’rai performers.

A troupe from Chu Puh district, Gia Lai.

Many children join the carnival.

A troupe of the Chu Ru from Lam Dong province.

Beautiful costumes of performers in a gong dance.

Many performers are young ethnic women.

Original costumes made from tree roots and leaves.

A young but skilled gong performer.

The event is held for the first time in Pleiku.

Gong is indispensable in every Central Highlands festival.

The event attracts lots of locals and visitors.

A unique performance costume.

A troupe of the M’Nong from Dak Nong province.

The event cheers up Pleiku streets.

Held in Pleiku for the first time, the street performance with charming dances of ethnic groups in the beautiful sounds of gongs attracted a lot of locals and visitors.

By Thanh Hoa & Cong Dat