|Singers Cẩm Vân (R) and Cece Trương will perform in the music gala “Vì Nụ Cười Trẻ Thơ” (For Children’s Smile) tomorrow in HCM City to raise funds for needy children and people in Ninh Thuận Province. File photo from the artist’s Facebook page|
HCM CITY — Around 150 Vietnamese singers and artists will perform in a music gala in HCM City tomorrow to raise funds to support needy children and people in the south-central province of Ninh Thuận.
The gala, called Vì Nụ Cười Trẻ Thơ (For Children’s Smile), will include 20 performances featuring Cẩm Vân, Khắc Triệu and Cẩm Ly, who have been popular in Vietnam since the 1980s and 1990s.
Young singers Văn Mai Hương and Cece Trương will be featured as well.
The gala will open with a performance of 50 singers who will sing songs praising the country, including Ngàn ước mơ Việt Nam (A Thousand Wishes to Việt Nam) composed by Nguyễn Hồng Thuận, and Thương quá Việt Nam (I Love Việt Nam) by Phạm Thế Mỹ.
Meritorious Artist Trịnh Kim Chi, vice chairwoman of the HCM City Theatre Association, will collaborate with all-female band Phù Sa at the event.
They will perform contemporary folk songs in praise of life, love and peace.
The event will also include a fashion show featuring áo dài (traditional Vietnamese dress) by famous designer Việt Hùng.
The catwalk will feature Miss Universe Vietnam 2018 H'Hen Niê along with other models and pageant contestants.
The concert is expected to raise funds of VNĐ500 million (US$21,290) to support Bác Ái District, one of the poorest districts in Việt Nam.
The funds will build 34 public solar light poles and two school restrooms, and give scholarships and gifts to 800 needy children.
The gala will begin at 7:30pm at the Khang Media Studio on 5B Phạm Ngũ Lão Street in Gò Vấp District. — VNS