MUSIC & PERFORMANCES Hanoi- Musical Theater: “Kim Van Kieu” Sep 25, 8 pm L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem district Vietnam’s 18th century poetic masterpiece ‘Tale of Kieu’ by celebrated poet Nguyen Du will be adapted into a musical theatre production for the first time by French artists at a performance entitled ‘Kim Van Kieu'. The musical performance will feature professional opera singers and artists from Paris-based L'Attrape Théâtre and talented French director Christophe Thiry. The audiences will also be entertained with Vietnamese traditional music through performances of Vietnamese musicians Mai Thanh Son and Mai Thanh Nam. Tickets: VND210,000 - VND130,000 for L’Espace members - VND100,000 for students Hanoi- Special Concert with Pianist Quach Hoang Nhi and Nguyen Ba Tan Sep 27, 8 pm, Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem district You are invited to Special Concert with the … [Read more...] about What’s on September 23-29 (Daily updated)
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Illustration by Trịnh Lập By An Phương “Not everyone is an artist, but everyone is a critic.” I reblog this quote or ones with a similar meaning to my personal Tumblr account every time I feel attacked by a random Internet fellow. Unlike Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, Tumblr is a social networking platform based on genuine respect, at least in my humble experience. Of course, I’m not here praising Tumblr for being a healthy platform but discussing one of the most relevant topics of today’s society, “criticism culture”. With the introduction of the Internet, followed by “keyboard warriors”, defined as those who behave aggressively online but are too shy to do the same face-to-face, criticism culture seems to be a predictable result. “I’m familiar with the concept of keyboard warrior. In fact, I was once a serious 'warrior' defending my K-pop … [Read more...] about What’s wrong with the internet’s criticism culture?
The South Korean manager expressed confidence about the upcoming contest, where Vietnam will play Thailand next Wednesday. "I do not think Thailand want to acknowledge Vietnam’s championship status. They are hurt by what has happened recently and very much want to face us. In spite of difficulties, we want to do our best in the Vietnamese spirit. As the reigning champions of Southeast Asia, we expect great pressure from the press and the fans," Park told the press in Hanoi on Saturday. Vietnam were crowned champions at the AFF Cup last December, where they did not play the regional powerhouse Thailand. The two countries' U23 teams met last March at the qualifiers for the 2020 AFC U23 Championship, and Vietnam earned an unexpected 4-0 victory. Thailand have said they are determined to beat Vietnam this time. Park said: "To be honest, we are not afraid of any opponents, not just Thailand. We should pay no attention to what they say. We are proud to be champions, and that will at … [Read more...] about King’s Cup 2019: Vietnam coach Park says squad selection fair
Local scene: Ouissam Mokretar, the French co-founder and a resident DJ of Ha Noi’s clubbing mecca Savage, will perform at Epizode. - Photo courtesy of the oganisers Viet Nam News by Peter Cowan Epizode festival returns to Việt Nam for its third year this week, not a moment too soon for the country’s reeling dance music scene. From December 28 until January 8 on Phú Quốc Island in the southern province of Kiên Giang, the annual festival will once again bring a world-class selection of techno and house DJs to some of the country’s most beautiful beaches. This time though, the festival arrives after a year of tragedy and controversy for Việt Nam’s dance music scene. Epizode press releases have referred to some artists as “DJ heroes”, which is fitting, as the country’s rave scene may need to be rescued. Tragedy It’s been a tough year for dance music in Việt Nam. On September 16, seven youths aged … [Read more...] about Epizode could be just what Viet Nam’s rave scene needs
The Hanoitimes - If you’re trying to find something to enjoy this weekend, here is the what’s on guide of Hanoitimes to help you select. What’son guide of this weekend entertainment in Hanoi Hanoians to be treated to international delicacies at International Food Festival German Christmas Market among other events to cheer up Hanoi weekend The Sound of Christmas The Sound of Christmas Come to “The Sound of Christmas” to immerse yourself in an exciting warm Christmas with the hearing impaired. Have a slice of cake, enjoy award-winning artworks from the contest “What colors sound like”. Learn sign language through songs and games and receive awesome prizes. And especially, make friends with many lovely friends. What are you waiting for? Come join “The Sound of Christmas” to share, listen and enjoy the season of love with a world so familiar yet so strange. Time: Saturday December 22 from 2:00 pm – … [Read more...] about What not to miss this weekend in Hanoi