PANO – Five Play jazz band from New York city and Vietnamese singers Dam Vinh Hung and Duong Trieu Vu entertained thousands of Vietnamese workers in Suoi Dau industrial zone in Khanh Hoa province’s Cam Lam district with impressive performances on June 8th.
This is part of activities in Vietnam-the US cultural exchange program of the US Consulate General with the aim to promote the mutual understanding between the two peoples.
As scheduled, the band will visit SOS children’s village in Nha Trang on June 9 and have an exchange in the Culture and Arts College on June 10. After performances in Ho Chi Minh City and Nha Trang city, the band will tour to Thanh Hoa, Vinh and Hanoi cities.
Translated by Son Ca
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