Viet Nam News The đàn bầu is a very special instrument that has been around for a long time in Việt Nam's history. There are some similar musical instruments like it that are used in other parts of the world. Its sounds often make people remember things and places close to their hearts, especially when they are far away from home. Back in history, music was played on the đàn bầu to soldiers as they marched off to war. By Hồng Vân The magnificent sound of the đàn bầu, Việt Nam's indigenous monochord zither, fascinates locals and foreigners and is an important part of the nation's musical legacy. The one-string zither has been long associated with Vietnamese culture and identity. The instrument once aided blind buskers to earn a living and escorted artist soldiers to war-torn battlefields. Now it accompanies artists on world stages and charms local and international audiences alike. "Many international audiences use the phrase "đàn bầu country" or "đàn bầu's homeland" when they … [Read more...] about Viet Nam’s special musical instrument
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According to IBM 50% of their remote workers are more productive than their office-bound counterparts! In the past two decades, the working habits of people have changed dramatically compared to the habits of workers who came before them. Just to mention one of these habits… 3 out of 5 millennials now expect to work remotely. Following this trend, teachers are now changing their teaching style. Besides offline classes, they often stay at home and instruct students online (E-learning) via different platforms. The popularity of E-learning cannot be denied. By 2014, EdX alone had at least 2.7 million users; Udacity 1.6 million; Alison 3 million; and Coursera had amassed 10 million users. Now nearly one-third of all students in higher education are taking at least one online course, and 50% of the worlds population now have online access. Being a home based online teacher, everyone can work from the comfort of their own home withflexible teaching locations and schedules. For … [Read more...] about Home-based teaching – Alternative to school?
Vietnam-Philippine friendship concert in Hanoi A Vietnam-Philippine friendship concert will be held at the Hanoi Opera House on March 19 by the Vietnam Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Philippine Department of Tourism and Cebu Pacific. The concert is organized on the occasion of the three sisters of President Aquino’s visit to Vietnam and Cebu Pacific’s opening of a direct air route between Manila and Hanoi. It will attract famous artists from the two countries, including pianist Raul Sunico, singers Joanna Ampil and Rachelle Gerodias, violist Bui Cong Duy, singer Duc Tuan, other artists from the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra, and also Japanese conductor Honna Tetsuji. A similar concert will also be held in Ho Chi Minh City on March 21. World’s top dancesport duos to perform in Vietnam Dancesport duos from Denmark, Troels Bager and Ina Jeliazkova, will perform at a “Dance with stars” show held at Quan Ngua Sports Palace in Hanoi on … [Read more...] about ART & ENTERTAINMENT IN BRIEF 16/3
Cine Sessions at Cinematheque Thu 01 Mar 2012, 8.30 - 10.30 pm Cinematheque 22A Hai Ba Trung Str, Hanoi CINE SESSIONS is back with its eclectic mix of homegrown and traveling musicians. ALWAYS, known for their Hanoi infused Electro-Acoustic sets, will be performing together with XUEER, a Singer- Pianist backpacking through Asia. Entrance: 50 000 VND. Screening of "Rapt" Fri 02 Mar 2012, 8 pm L'Espace, 24 Trang Tien, Hanoi You are invited to the film screening titled "The Kidnap" of director Lucas Belvaux at L'Espace. The film received the César Award in 2010 for the best French film and many César Awards in 2010 for best actors and actresses. Télé Ciné Obs rated this film "one of the best films of Yvan Attal". Language: French with Vietnamese subtitles Ticket price: 20 000 VND Special price for members of L'Espace and students: 10 000 VND Tickets are available at L'Espace. Exhibition "Landscapes of Vietnam" COpening: Tue 06 Mar, 2 pm Exhibition: 05-10 Mar … [Read more...] about EVENTS IN HANOI, HCM CITY ON MARCH 1-15
HCMC hosts screening of American Documentary Films American filmmaker Steve Klein and film expert Melinda Levin arrived in Ho Chi Minh City to take part in a screening of American Documentary Films on November 2. Steve Klein presented his movie titled “Make Believe” to Vietnamese audience. A coming-of-age journey set in the quirky subculture of magic, “Make Believe” follows six of the world's best young magicians as they pursue the title of Teen World Champion magicians and leads us through their personal journeys of transformation through stage magic. “Make Believe” was the winner of Best Documentary in the Los Angeles Film Festival 2010 and Audience Award in Austin Film Festival 2010. The event is being organized by the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City. His Holiness visits VietnamHis Holiness The Gyalwang Drukpa is in Vietnam for a preaching trip from November 1-17 under the invitation of the Hanoi Buddhist Association to commemorate the … [Read more...] about ART & ENTERTAINMENT IN BRIEF 4/11