HCM CITY (VNS) - Playful portraits by American pop artist Roy Fox Lichtenstein are featured on the latest creations of award-winning Vietnamese designer Cong Tri. … [Read more...] about Roy Lichtenstein’s pop art inspires Vietnamese designer
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Like the country itself, the music industry has been undergoing fast and furious change. While in the past, many young Vietnamese have looked outwards for trends - not only including music, but fashion and even behavior - there is an emerging movement that is unique to this country. Antoneus Maximus (L) and Ha Anh (R) Somewhat surprisingly, this new movement largely involves the cooperation between artists born here and overseas Vietnamese. One of the most recent and notable examples is the collaboration between the well-known Vietnamese model, Ha Anh Vu, and American-Vietnamese producer and song-writer Antoneus Maximus. The song “Model”, recently released and largely seen over the internet, has caused quite a stir among young people across the country, lighting up chat rooms and forums. The song represents Ha Anh’s first steps into the music industry. It also could represent a … [Read more...] about Overseas Vietnamese recconect, creating a new model for V-pop
Many people in Viet Nam are football fans, especially now that the World Cup is on in Brazil.Artist Nguyen Thanh Tam is not a football fan but he is enjoying the World Cup season making little models of Fuleco, the World Cup mascot.He makes them from clay and eggshells.The character Fuleco is an armadillo, which lives in the wild in Brazil. by Van Dat … [Read more...] about World Cup brings pleasure to artist
Hot girls: K-pop performers dress well and have attitude. The genre usually incorporates elements of several American music styles. It's a highly profitable industry, with 17 year old South Korean singer BoA earning a $9 million profit in a single tour in 2004. — VNA/VNS Photo Minh Duc K-pop continues to find a lot of support among teenagers in Viet Nam. However, many of the older generation worry that it is changing the behaviour and attitudes of young people and taking attention away from Vietnamese music. An Vu reports My friend Nguyen Phuong Mai shouts: "I can tell you're looking at me, I know what you see; any closer and you'll feel the heat," shaking her body along with every move of Girls' Generation, a band from South Korea. The frosty, chilly air of November hasn't kept her - along with thousands of Vietnamese youngsters - from rushing to the K-pop Festival 2012, one of the biggest music shows ever held in My Dinh National Stadium. The forest of people surrounding … [Read more...] about K-pop entrances youth but to what effect?
HA NOI — The sixth International Manga Awards were launched in Viet Nam for all artists including Vietnamese and foreigners. The award is sponsored by the Embassy of Japan for enthusiastic manga artists who have contributed to the promotion of manga overseas. The selection will officially be carried out by the sixth International MANGA Award Executive committee. One top work and three distinguished works will receive the golden and silver prizes. The Japan Centre Foundation will invite the winners to Japan to attend the award ceremony. They will also meet with Japanese manga artists and visit publishing houses in Japan. The international manga awards were established to share Japanese pop culture and promote a greater understanding of Japan.-VNS … [Read more...] about Manga artists compete for award