Dân ca dân nhạc VN – Hát Bội/Tuồng Miền Bắc

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Hôm nay mình giới thiệu đến các bạn bộ môn “Hát Bội/Tuồng Miền Bắc”, tiếp theo “Hát Ru Con Miền Bắc“.

Hát Bội/Hát Bộ/Tuồng đều có mặt trên 3 miền Nam, Trung, Bắc của Việt Nam chúng ta. Theo truyền thuyết dân gian từ xa xưa thì Hát Bội (Tuồng) ra đời ở Bình Định trên cơ sở ông Đào Duy Từ, người Thanh Hóa, sau khi bị vua Lê không cho đi thi và cấm diễn nghệ thuật sân khấu, đã trốn vào Nam sống ở huyện Hoài Nhơn và dạy cho người dân ở đây diễn nghệ thuật múa hát theo kiểu Hát Bội. Dĩ nhiên để trở thành môn nghệ thuật hoàn chỉnh thì phải trải qua nhiều thế kỷ hoàn thiện của rất nhiều thế hệ nghệ sĩ từ thời Đào Duy Từ đến thời kỳ Đào Tấn. Tiếp tục đọc “Dân ca dân nhạc VN – Hát Bội/Tuồng Miền Bắc”

The really worrying financial crisis is happening in China, not Greece

China looks like it is heading for its version of the 1929 stock market crash

An investor watches an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage office in Beijing, China

Already, there are warning signs of a slowdown, similar to those that front-ran the 1929 crash Photo: Reuters

CSIS – Southeast Asia from Scott Circle – July 9, 2015

Battle over Myanmar Constitution Caught Washington in its Crossfire

By Phuong Nguyen (@PNguyen_DC), Research Associate, Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies (@SoutheastAsiaDC), CSIS

July 9, 2015

Myanmar’s union parliament on June 25 voted to reject five of six major amendments to the 2008, military-drafted constitution, in a decision that has critical implications for Myanmar’s political landscape and puts U.S. policymakers in a delicate position. Tiếp tục đọc “CSIS – Southeast Asia from Scott Circle – July 9, 2015”

Where does Vietnam Education Foundation get its funding ?

Mark Ashwill is an American educator, PhD and former director of the International Institute for Education (IIE) until he and his wife Hang in 2009 created Capstone Vietnam, an educational consulting service based in Hanoi.  Mark spoke at a recent Vietnam-US Higher Education Forum in Hanoi, and was surprised to find that almost no one in the audience of 150 attendees knew that a much heralded scholarship program, the Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) — assumed to be sponsored by the U.S. government — is actually funded by the Vietnamese government as a debt swap arrangement.  The Vietnamese government agreed, as part of the normalization process 20 years ago, to pay back $146 million in agricultural and other loans that the U.S. had provided to the defeated Saigon government.  With debt and the Greek crisis on everyone’s mind, details of the Vietnamese debt payback to the U.S. in the 2010 article below by Mark Ashwill may surprise many Americans as well as Vietnamese.



VEF: From Vietnam With Money ($)

In April 1997, during a three-day visit to Vietnam, then Secretary of the Treasury Robert Rubin announced that the Vietnamese government had agreed to repay the $146 million wartime debt of the former South Vietnam.  Four years earlier, Vietnam agreed in principle to assume the debt from its former enemy as part of a larger agreement that cleared the way for renewed international borrowing by Hanoi, previously blocked by Washington.  Tiếp tục đọc “Where does Vietnam Education Foundation get its funding ?”

Geneticists reveal what makes great rice

Gene responsible for long grains and pleasing texture can now be bred into existing varieties without sacrificing yield.

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Xiangdong Fu

Nature – Breeders in China have discovered the secret for creating rice varieties that could improve breakfast, lunch and dinner for millions of people in Asia. Two teams of molecular geneticists, working independently, have identified a gene that controls both shape and texture and can be selected for without sacrificing the yield of the crop. Tiếp tục đọc “Geneticists reveal what makes great rice”

“The Future of Low-Carbon Road Transport: What Role for Second-Generation Biofuels?”

Rapporteur’s Report, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

June 2015 Authors: Joern Huenteler, Former Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group, Henry Lee, Director, Environment and Natural Resources Program


Belfercenter – The promise, prospects, and public policy trade-offs related to second-generation biofuels in road transport were addressed in an executive session convened at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, on April 7 and 8, 2015. The workshop brought together twenty-eight of the world’s leading experts from the fields of policy, science, and business for an intensive two-day session (see the Appendix for a list of the participants). The discussions were off-the-record, with each participant present in his or her own capacity, rather than representing his or her organization. This report is a summary of the main points and issues raised over the two days. It has been reviewed by all the participants. The summary is intended to reflect the breadth of the discussion, rather than to suggest any form of overall consensus among the participants. Tiếp tục đọc ““The Future of Low-Carbon Road Transport: What Role for Second-Generation Biofuels?””

Thirsty Yet? Central Asia’s Coming Water Crisis

Thediplomat – “Water is life. Water is health. Water is dignity. Water is a human right,” UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said last week at a conference in Tajikistan aimed at assessing the results of the UN’s decade-long “Water for Life” initiative, launched in 2005.

Reportedly 2,000 participants attended the event, hearing more than 70 reports in the Tajik capital, Dushanbe. But, Eurasianet notes, “despite numerous statements of concern, the meeting produced no substantive measures.” Meaningless conferences apparently don’t just happen in Washington, DC. After an entire decade of concerted focus on the issue, Central Asia remains one of the most irresponsible regions when it comes to water.

Tiếp tục đọc “Thirsty Yet? Central Asia’s Coming Water Crisis”

Solving Asia’s water crisis

[Magazine exclusive] Too much, too little, too dirty – when it comes to water, Asia faces complex problems that require governments, multilateral organisations and the corporate sector to work together to solve.

Hậu duệ vua Thành Thái: Thái Tử bơm xe, Hoàng Thân chạy xe ôm

Hậu duệ vua Thành Thái: Thái Tử bơm xe, Hoàng Thân chạy xe ôm

Ông Nguyễn Phước Bảo Tài bên bàn thờ vua Thành Thái và cha, hoàng tử Vĩnh Giu

MTG –  “Có lần ông khách xe ôm nói cháu vua sao khổ dữ vậy?. Mình chỉ cười cho qua chuyện thôi”- ông Nguyễn Phước Bảo Tài, người gọi vua Thành Thái bằng ông nội tâm sự. Ông cũng chia sẻ, bây giờ chỉ mong chạy được nhiều cuốc xe ôm, có thêm tiền mua sửa, chạy chữa cho con.

Năm 1949, Vĩnh Giu, một trong 19 hoàng tử của vua Thành Thái bị chính quyền bảo hộ đưa xuống Cần Thơ để tham gia đội cầu đường thuộc Ty Giao thông Công chánh. Năm 1951, ông kết hôn với bà Lý Ngọc Hóa, người quê gốc Cần Thơ và sinh được 7 người con. Để có tiền nuôi con, ngoài giờ làm việc, hằng đêm ông Vĩnh Giu còn đi làm nhạc công cho các quán bar trong thành phố. Tiếp tục đọc “Hậu duệ vua Thành Thái: Thái Tử bơm xe, Hoàng Thân chạy xe ôm”