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Concert protests rhino horn use

Update: August, 14/2015 - 08:07

Twenty famous Vietnamese musicians yesterday performed in a televised music show Loi Khan Cau tu Thien Nhien (Solicitation from Nature) as part of the "Stop Using Rhino Horn" campaign. — Photo tinmoitruong.vn

HCM CITY (VNS) — Twenty famous Vietnamese musicians yesterday performed in a televised music show Loi Khan Cau tu Thien Nhien (Solicitation from Nature) as part of the "Stop Using Rhino Horn" campaign.

The two-hour performance was organised by the nonprofit organisation WildAid in collaboration with the African Wildlife Foundation, CHANGE Center, and Viet Nam Television at Ben Thanh Theatre in HCM City's District 1.

Performing were celebrities My Linh, Thu Minh, Australian Idol 2008 winner Thanh Bui, Viet Nam Idol 2010 winner Uyen Linh, singers Ngoc Tuyen, Mai Khoi, Phuong Vy, Dong Nhi and Ho Trung Dung.

The LIFE dance group and the 50-member chorus of HCM City-based SOUL Music and Performing Arts Academy (SMPAA) were also featured.

Documentary films about rhino protection activities were shown during the show.

The show aimed to create conditions for students to learn about the alarming level of illegal wildlife trade and consumption in Viet Nam. About 1,000 young people in HCM City attended the performance.

The Stop Using Rhino Horn campaign expects to improve Viet Nam's image in the eyes of international friends by releasing positive images of Vietnamese youths involved in natural conservation, and sustainable and civilised development. — VNS



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