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Việt kiều singer to help poor kids

Update: January, 09/2018 - 09:00
Angelic: Cover of the album Hiểu và Thương (Understanding and Love) by Vietnamese-American singer Phi Nhung (left). It will be released in Việt Nam next week. — Photo from the artist’s facebook
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY— Vietnamese-American singer Phi Nhung, who has more than 20 years in the industry, will release an album to raise funds for poor children next week.    

The album, Hiểu và Thương (Understanding and Love), sends messages on love, sharing and compassion. It includes nine songs in bolero, pop and folk contemporary music.

Featured songs are performed by Nhung and child singers Hồ Văn Cường, Quỳnh Trang, Phạm Tuyết Nhung and Phạm Thiên Ngân. 

Nhung was born in 1972 in the Tây Nguyên (Central Highlands) province of Pleiku (now Gia Lai Province). Her father was an American serviceman. She moved to live in the US as part of its immigration policy towards Amerasians.

She began her career in 1989 in California and has worked with American and French entertainment centres and music producers.  

In 2005, she returned to HCM City and has released more than 200 solo and group albums. Nhung runs her own charity fund for poor children.

Her concert, Phi Nhung Fan Meeting 2018, will take place at HCM City Youth Cultural House on January 13.

The open-air event will feature dozens of guest singers, including pop star Phương Thanh and pop bands MTV and 5 Dòng Kẻ.

Nhung will also pay for several hundred fans living in poor districts of southern provinces to attend the event.

"I love singing for my young fans in my homeland," said Nhung. 

"My daughter from the US will attend the concert and learn how much Vietnamese fans love me," she added. 

The show begins at 8pm at 4 Phạm Ngọc Thạch Street, District 1. Entrance is free.

More than 7,000 guests are expected to attend. — VNS

 

 

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