Music stars perform for needy students
Duyen Dang Viet Nam (Vietnamese Charm), a four-day music and fashion extravaganza, will be sponsored by Thanh Nien(Young People) newspaper to raise funds for the publication’s Nguyen Thai Binh Scholarship programme for poor students.
One of the largest music and fashion shows of the year, Duyen Dang Viet Nam will feature modern and traditional music around the theme of Viet Nam and its beauty and will run for four nights beginning on Thursday, at HCM City’s Phan Dinh Phung Sports Complex.
More than 60 popular vocalists and top models will perform or appear including overseas Vietnamese singers Quang, Elvis Phuong and Huong Lan. Duy Quang will perform his own piece, Kiep Dam Me (Passionate Time), while Elvis Phuong and Huong Lan will perform a duet of the popular Hon Vong Phu (Wife Waiting for her Husband) I, II and III with local singer Quang Linh.
Music stars My Linh, Thanh Lam, Hong Nhung, My Tam, Dam Vinh Hung, Phuong Thanh and Lam Truong will perform their latest hits, created by well-known composers like Duong Thu, Trinh Cong Son, Bao Chan and Vo Thien Thanh.
Up-and-coming young musicians and singers such as Kasim Hoang Vu, Ho Ngoc Ha and Ho Huynh Huong will also show off their talents.
“I have chosen the Lotus as the programme’s symbol,” said the show’s director, filmmaker Dinh Anh Dung. “The flower reflects something very close to Viet Nam and the Vietnamese lifestyle.”
The programme will be peppered with fashion shows displaying both traditional and modern ao dai collections around the Lotus theme. The work of designers Vo Viet Chung, Viet Hung and Nguyen Cong Tri will be shown by more than 30 top models.
Aside from music and fashion, audiences will be entertained by comedians Hoai Linh, Thuy Nga and Hong Van.
All proceeds will be given to poor students through the newspaper’s scholarship fund. With donations and funds raised from last year’s programme, Thanh Nien granted 336 scholarships nationwide to outstanding poor students, said Nguyen Cong Thang, co-ordinator of the Nguyen Thai Binh Scholarship programme.
“We have also built charity houses and schools for the rural poor and provided relief aid to victims in flood-hit areas,” he said.
The programme runs from Thursday to Sunday, nightly at 8pm at Phan Dinh Phung Sports Complex. Tickets are available at the complex box office or at the newspaper office, telephone 8224355 or 8322026. — VNS
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