Best Practices

[Best Practice] ‘Beautiful Storytelling Grandmothers’ Program that Inherits Traditional Culture.

Arirang Culture Connect has shed light on a fascinating initiative from Korea`s Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism: the ‘Beautiful Storytelling Grandmothers’ program. This unique endeavor aims to build intergenera

Lim's Literary Stroll: Episode 6

The domestic duck, a tamed descendant of the mallard, is a creature that feeds on weeds and pests. Its droppings serve as excellent fertilizer, makin

[Best Practice] Korea Hanbok Promotion Institute(한국한복진흥원), leading the globalization of traditional Hanbok culture.

On July 8, 2024, Dr. Seong-Yong Park, publisher of Arirang Culture Connect, conducted a specialized institutional feature interview at the Korea Hanb

Shashmaqom: Shared Intangible Heritage of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan


In the heart of Central Asia, where history whispers through the alleyways and music dances in the air, lies the age-old tradition of Shashmaqom. Derived from the Tajik Arabic words "shash"

The Hudhud Chants in the Philippines


Nestled amidst the verdant mountains of the northern Philippines lies a tradition as ancient as the land itself. The Hudhud chants of the Ifugao people are not merely songs; they are living epics that

(E&K) A Maestro's Tale: Guru Sadanam Balakrishnan, India's Arirang Luminary


In the vibrant tapestry of Indian classical arts, one name shines bright as a beacon of excellence: Guru Sadanam Balakrishnan, an eminent Kathakali Maestro whose life is a testament to devotion, creat

Ta'ziyeh, Iran


Ta’ziyeh (Passion Play): Today, in the terms of Iranian works of drama and play, Ta’ziyeh (passion play) is considered and classified as a traditional and ritual play. Its main essence

Culture Masters Expands International Advisory Board with Global Experts.


June 3, 2024 Culture Masters ( is thrilled to announce the addition of two new esteemed members to its International Advisory Board (IAB). These in



Mak Yong, also known as Makyong or Makyung is a form of traditional Malay performance that combines acting, dancing and singing accompanied by music. Mak Yong is said to have originated from the court

Tirgan Festival


Tirgan Festival: A Celebration of Water, Rain, and Ancient Traditions Introduction Tirgan, an ancient Iranian festival, celebrates water, rain, and the rich cultural heritage of Iran. This festi

Dragon Boat Racing: China's Intangible Cultural Heritage


China is full of rich culture, arising from its vast land and population of 1.4 billion. The dragon boat festival is a traditional celebration of ancient origin, a shining asset of cultural heritage i

Boysun: A Cultural Beacon in Uzbekistan


Situated along the historically significant Silk Road, Boysun is a district in southeastern Uzbekistan that stands as one of the oldest human settlements in Central Asia. The strategic location on the

The Art of Sand Drawing in Vanuatu


In the midst of the vast expanse of the South Pacific lies the archipelago of Vanuatu, a land steeped in a tradition as intricate as it is captivating: sand drawing. Serving as more than just an artis

(E&K) Resonating Heritage: Rahmatullo Hoshimov, Tajikistan's Arirang Maestro


In the serene embrace of Tajikistan's Shuroabad District, where the essence of tradition fills the air, Rahmatullo Hoshimov stands as a cultural luminary, his melodies echoing through the ages, to

Arirang, lyrical folk song in the Republic of Korea


There are countless versions of each region. According to UNESCO, the number of folk songs handed down under the title of 'Arirang' is estimated to reach about 60 types and 3,600 songs. Among