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”!
Bavarian folk music is famous worldwide thanks to folk festivals such as Oktoberfest in Munich. It is often played at weddings in Bavaria and Öland. The musicians of Reißner Big Band have packed their bags for the Hanoi visit, carrying with them wind instruments including tuba, trombone, trumpet, saxophone, clarinet, as well as good mood and professionalism. It is their desire to perform in Vietnam and contribute to international friendship between Germany and Vietnam. The band’s leader is Reinhardt Reißner. His father had already founded and led a brass band. Reinhardt himself taught at a public school in the beautiful city of Neuburg on the Danube which is an hour’s drive from Munich until 2012. With his school orchestra and with his big band, Reinhardt has been touring abroad for twenty years, including trips to Australia, China, Malaysia and Singapore. Highlights in the band’s history include a concert during a general audience of Pope John Paul II … [Read more...] about Reißner Big-Band to perform in Hanoi
The occasion’s opening ceremony will enjoy the participation of a variety of Korean music bands and singers such as J Morning, B-boy MBCrew, and Jinju. Furthermore, traditional music troupes including Gugak E Sang Byeongin and Lee Seung Ju are expected to take to the stage during the event’s closing night. Along with closing out the show, traditional art troupes from the RoK will also deliver two performances at 15:15 on November 16, followed by another at 10:15 on November 17 at the Hoi An Traditional Art Performance Theatre in Bach Dang Street in Hoi An. The shows performed by the art troupes will give visitors the opportunity to experience a range of traditional Korean culture throughout the ancient town of Hoi An. One of the highlights of the event’s closing night will be a fashion show displaying Ao Dai, the Vietnamese traditional dress, and the RoK's hanbok. Throughout the two-day function, visitors and local residents will have the chance to experience … [Read more...] about Hoi An to host RoK Cultural Days 2019
Community Charity bazaar raises funds for women and children The Saigon Times Daily Thursday, Nov 14, 2019,15:53 (GMT+7) Charity bazaar raises funds for women and childrenThe Saigon Times Daily Visitors have fun together at the HIWC Bazaar in Hanoi in November 2016 - PHOTO: COURTESY OF ORGANIZER HCMC - The Hanoi International Women’s Club (HIWC) will hold its 27th annual charity bazaar on Sunday, November 17, with all the profit going to vulnerable women, youths and children in the country. The 27th HIWC Annual Charity Bazaar, one of the largest charity fundraisers in northern Vietnam, will recognize international heritages and cultural diversities with the theme “Color the Future”. The event will feature many exciting activities, including entertainment for children, music, shopping, food and drinks from other parts of the world. The organizer aims to raise at least US$100,000 for women’s and … [Read more...] about Charity bazaar raises funds for women and children