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Music gala lauds mothers, soldiers

Update: February, 23/2012 - 10:04

 

Mother's love: Popular singer Trong Tan will perform at a gala performance in honour of Vietnamese Heroic Mothers and soldiers tomorrow in HCM City. — VNS File Photo
HCM CITY — Dozens of artists will perform at a gala performance in HCM City this weekend to highlight the contribution of Vietnamese Heroic Mothers and soldiers.

The event will feature nearly 100 singers, dancers and musicians as well as performers from the city's Music Conservatory and Bong Sen Traditional Art Troupe.

Revolutionary music and dance created by famous composers and choreographers will be highlighted.

Pop star Dam Vinh Hung will perform Pham Minh Tuan's Bai Ca Khong Quen (Forever Song), one of the composer's favourite songs which praises the country and its soldiers.

Singers Huong Giang and Ngoc Tuyen will perform Nguoi Me Quang Nam (Mothers Who Live in the Central Province of Quang Nam) and Nguoi Linh Gia va Hoa Hong Tham (Veteran Soldier and Scarlet Rose), both composed by Doan Nho and Dinh Nghiem.

Contemporary dancer Thanh Nguyet and 20 dancers from Bong Sen will accompany them on the stage.

In Tuan's Khat Vong (Ambition), pop singer Le Quyen will provide her fans with something new by performing a patriotic song, instead of a romantic tune.

Veteran singers such as Ai Xuan, Trong Tan and Phuong Hoa will also participate in the evening.

They will perform well-loved songs by veteran composers, who have made significant contributions to the country's music industry.

With previous operatic experience under their belts, the singers will display a wide range of passionate sounds.

They will sing before an expected audience of 1,800 at the Opera House.

The show's stage director Tran Vi My said that, through the gala, young audiences could learn more about traditional and revolutionary music.

The event's organiser, the city-based newspaper Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon), in co-operation with its partners, has raised nearly VND27 billion (US$1.3 million) for charity.

The money will be used to build houses for mothers of fallen fighters and veteran soldiers nationwide.

The concert will begin at 8.30pm tomorrow at Opera House, 7 Lam Son Square, District 1. It will be aired live on HCM City Television's HTV9 channel. — VNS

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