Art performance at the event (Source: VNA) Moscow (VNA) – The 4th “Vietnam Day” programme was held in the Moscow State Institute of International Relations University (MGIMO) on April 5, showcasing Vietnamese culture and food to Russian friends. Speaking at the event, Egor Andreev from the MGIMO affirmed the event has become a useful playground for Russian students who are learning Vietnamese language and culture. He said 327 Vietnamese students graduated from the MGIMO over the last six decades, and many of them became senior officials and diplomats in Vietnam. Educational cooperation between Vietnam and Russia has contributed to helping the two countries improve the quality of human resources, thus fostering bilateral relations. Nguyen Thi Kim Thu from the Vietnamese Embassy in Russia highlighted the significance of the event’s theme, “The youth of the 21st century”, saying that it helps promote friendship and cultural … [Read more...] about “Vietnam Day” promotes Vietnam-Russia culture exchange
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After a gap year, the European Music Festival is coming back to Vietnam from November 18 to 30 at the Youth Theater in Hanoi and the Conservatory of Music in Ho Chi Minh City. Pianist Anna Magdalena Kokits/ Photo: EU Delegation in Vietnam In this 17th edition, talented artists from Austria, Belgium (Wallonia-Brussels), France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, and the Netherlands will perform in 12 concerts in both cities. Varied genres of music will feature, including delicate classical music, improvised and engaging jazz, authentic folk music, and exciting pop songs. The festival is organized by the EU Delegation to Vietnam, EU member state embassies, and European cultural centers in Vietnam and aims to showcase the richness and diversity of European culture as well as promote cultural exchange between the two sides. International music acts to attend include Atome, a French pop band from Brussels formed in July 2016; “Terék József and friends”, with a … [Read more...] about European Music Festival set to return
First series of cover songs distributed and cover singer auditions heldTOKYO, JAPAN - Media OutReach - 14 November 2019 - Sony Music Labels Inc. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director: Manabu Tsujino) announces the launch of "WACAVA Project", a global animation song covers project lead by in-house music label SACRA MUSIC. This project is a new challenge designed to familiarize Japanese songs to the international music market. ＊"WACAVA" is an acronym for "World Anisong Cover Association by Various Artists". The music market has formally entered the era of streaming where we no longer feel the distance between countries. It's no longer unusual for Japanese songs to be heard among audiences around the world. The WACAVA project aims to further familiarize audiences outside of Japan with Japanese songs through the concept of creating localized cover versions performed in the respective non-Japanese languages. The project will … [Read more...] about SACRA MUSIC Commences Global Animation Song Cover Project “WACAVA Project”!
Toned-down drama draws young crowds Drama gets a makeover: A scene with Nguyen Trai, played by actor Huu Chau, before Trai's untimely death in the drama Bi Mat Vuon Le Chi (The Secret of Le Chi Manor) at IDECAF Theatre in HCM City. (03-06-2007) by Anh Thu For his production of the historical drama, Bi Mat Vuon Le Chi (The Secret of Le Chi Manor), director Thanh Loc simplified the set and costume design, retained the authentic speech used by Vietnamese centuries ago, and demanded that the actors not over-play their roles, as is customary in many local productions. The result: tickets for the next three weeks have sold out. On opening night last weekend, a steady downpour couldn’t keep audiences away from the new play, whose theme revolves around the unjust death of national hero Nguyen Trai, Viet Nam’s great stateman, scholar and poet. Nearly 1,000 people attended the two performances, in which director and artist Thanh Loc, one of the country’s … [Read more...] about Toned-down drama draws young crowds