Various activities to mark International Children’s Day takes place in Vietnam

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Various activities to mark the International Children's Day took place in provinces and cities across Vietnam on June 1 st, which attracted the participation of children, including disadvantaged children. * More than 800 disabled children from 15 schools for the disabled, shelters and charitable centres in Ho Chi Minh City, Ba Ria-Vung Tau and Tra Vinh Provinces, took part in the 16 th Culture and Sports Festival for disabled children in 2012. The event aims to create an interesting … [Read more...]

Kaleidoscope (17-07-2011)

by Thu Anh Too much, too soon There was a time when children grew up learning plenty of songs written for them - songs that told stories, songs that expressed the beauty of nature, songs about a beautiful place or songs about a national hero. Those songs are still being sung by children, but it seems that there are no new songs being composed for them. Instead children are turning to music meant for adults. Veteran musician Pham Tuyen said in a recent interview with the Lao Dong newspaper: … [Read more...]

Pham Tuyen – A musical historian

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Almost all Vietnamese would know the song Nhu co Bac Ho trong ngay vui dai thang (Uncle Ho seems to be with us on the festive day of the grand victory). The lyrics have gone into the hearts of all people, with a penetrating appeal to millions to indulge themselves in the joy of the nations triumph. Its author is composer Pham Tuyen, many of whose works over the past 50 years are closely associated with very particular moments of national history. For this very reason, quite a few people have … [Read more...]