|Musical charity: A music night titled Chảy Đi Sông Ơi raised over US$81 million for charity. The money will help build new houses for disadvantaged people in southwestern Việt Nam. — Photo dep.com.vn|
HÀ NỘI — A charity musical night titled Chảy Đi Sông Ơi (River Please Flow) raised over VNĐ1.7 billion (US$80,000).
The event took place at the Vietnam National Academy of Music on May 29.
Jointly organised by two renowned Vietnamese singers, Tùng Dương and Thanh Lam, and the organisation Nhà Chống Lũ (Flood-proof Houses), the event raised money for disadvantaged people in southwestern Việt Nam who battle floods every year.
The money was raised by selling 800 tickets and auctioning four paintings donated by four renowned Vietnamese artists.
Named after a song composed by songwriter Phó Đức Phương, Chảy Đi Sông Ơi also celebrated the 6oth anniversary of the establishment of the academy.
Nhà Chống Lũ’s initial aim was to construct new houses for people in the Mekong Delta to deal with the dangers resulting from unpredictable rain and floods. — VNS