Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI – For the first time ever, diva Mỹ Linh, famous for performing ballads, will rock the stage at a countdown music party tonight in Hà Nội.
The A-list singer will team up with Việt Nam’s leading rock band Ngũ Cung (Pentatonic) during a special music performance to bid farewell to 2016 and welcome the New Year.
Some of Linh’s hits, which include the ones written by her composer husband Anh Quân, are Sắc Màu (The Colours), and Hương Ngọc Lan (The Scent of Magnolia), will get a refreshing turn when they are remixed in rock style.
Along with Linh, divo Tùng Dương is expected to surprise audiences when he also performs his 2012 hit Chiếc Khăn Piêu (The Piêu Ethnic Scarf) in rock style.
Dương and Linh will sing a duet to present the song Ngẫu Hứng Sông Hồng (Red River Impromptu).
Rocker Kasim Hoàng Vũ will also take part in the show to stir up the atmosphere of the evening.
Earlier, a line-up of young singers and music bands will gather to offer a special repertoire, which depicts Hà Nội in the past and nowadays.
According to the concert’s director Hoàng Công Cường, in the first 30 minutes of the programme, the audience will have a glimpse of Hà Nội through songs, which mentions the city’s culinary delights, culture and history.
While songstress Hòa Minzi will perform Ăn Gì Đây? (What to Eat?), which is about the culture of street food in the capital, the duo Thùy Chi and Đinh Mạnh Ninh will croon about the vitality of the city.
“We have invited only young singers, who are favourites of the Vietnamese youth, to perform in this segment, as they will present a fresh image of a new Hà Nội,” Cường said.
The images of the historical Old Quarter, the symbolic Hoàn Kiếm Lake, or scholars in traditional dress writing calligraphy, young women wearing charming conical hats, will be presented through several dances.
Top World’s 100 DJs, inspired DJ and producer Gerben Brouwer from the Netherlands will blow the mind of the audience by his beats, which focus on deep and tech house, EDM and progressive house.
Heart throbs Noo Phước Thịnh and Rocker Nguyễn will add a bit of wildness to the countdown party with their most downloaded songs.
The stunning stage, which is adorned by a modern led matrix screen, will offer the visual effects for party-goers.
About 10,000 people are expected to join the party which will take place in the square in front of the Thống Nhất Park’s main entrance on Trần Nhân Tông Street. The city’s brewery Habeco will offer free drinks for attendees during a limited period.
Tourists and local residents can join another countdown party at the Lý Thái Tổ Square by the Hoàn Kiếm Lake. Apart from a feast of music and lighting, the party will feature several in-vogue singers, including Hồ Ngọc Hà, Mỹ Tâm, Tóc Tiên, Sơn Tùng-MTP.
Several public stages across the city will also present art performances during the night.
Special TV New Year Concert
Since months, the Việt Nam Television (VTV) has prepared intensively to produce a special art performance for the New Year.
To be broadcast on TV screens tonight, at 8.15pm, the programme features most of the big names of the Vietnamese music industry.
In the show, duo Thu Phương – Ái Phương sing the track Tôi Thấy Hoa Vàng Trên Cỏ Xanh (Yellow Flowers on Green Grass) from the box-office hit movie of the same name, and Phương Linh presents the folk tune-inspired Đào Liễu (Peach & Willow).
Divo Dương performs the famous hit One Moment in Time of Whitney Houston, while beautiful songstress Hồ Ngọc Hà, who is three-quarters French, stages some French romantics such as Je t’aime and Paroles. — VNS