|Patriotic tones: Singer Vân Khánh, winner of the Mai Vàng (Golden Apricot) Award for 2016 will perform for free at schools, universities, and industrial parks in HCM City. starting tonight. The performances celebrate the 70th anniversary of War Invalids and Martyrs Day. —Photo by Thanh Hiệp|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — HCM City’s Youth Union and Youth Cultural House have launched a new music programme at schools, universities, industrial parks and export processing zones to mark the 70th anniversary of War Invalids and Martyrs Day on July 27.
The programme, called Hát Về Thời Hoa Đỏ (Singing revolutionary songs), will include 10 outdoor shows to entertain students and workers.
Performers will include pop star Đàm Vĩnh Hưng and popular young singers like Nguyễn Phi Hùng, Tiêu Châu Như Quỳnh and Quốc Đại, and girl bands Mây Trắng and Mắt Ngọc.
Meritorious Artist Tạ Minh Tâm of the HCM City Music Conservatory and singers Thanh Thúy and Vân Khánh of Seven Military Zone Art Troupe will be featured with the support of 30 dancers.
The programme will debut tonight (July 27) at the HCM City University of Agriculture and Forestry in Thủ Đức District, before going to six other universities and secondary schools in August.
“We will also perform for workers at the Tân Thuận and Linh Trung I export processing zones in districts 7 and Thủ Đức," said folk singer Vân Khánh, adding that Một Thời Hoa Đỏ would also be staged for students and workers. "We also hope to encourage love for traditional and revolutionary music,” she added.
Khánh and her colleagues will perform songs in praise of love, friendship, family and country, composed by veteran musicians such as Phan Huỳnh Điểu, Hoàng Việt and Phạm Tuyên.
Khánh is expected to perform before nearly 10,000 labourers at Tân Thuận Export Processing Zone on July 30. She will later visit Lương Thế Vinh Secondary School. — VNS