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Big crowd likely for music festival

Update: January, 15/2018 - 09:00
Indie Da LAB has composed a special song dedicated to the music festival. — Photo from the band’s Fanpage
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — More than 10,0000 people are expected to attend a music festival aimed at connecting all people together despite their age or interests.

The event will be held in Hà Nội on January 20.

Entitled Bridgefest 20128 Connecting People, the concert aims to break down gender, income, physical, geographical, cultural and religious barriers to promote equality and social integration.

The festival, co-organised by Oxfam and the United States Embassy in Việt Nam, in co-operation with Wake It Up and Hexagon JSC, will be a bridge for youth groups and civil society groups to come closer through music, guest speakers, and community activities.

It will present a line-up of well-known artists and singers from Việt Nam and the United States, who will mix diverse music genres, such as pop, ballad, dance, R&B, EDM, and remix.

Youth idol Sơn Tùng M-TP will present songs and two indie bands, Da LAB and Ngọt, will fill the festival with lyrics about an innocent soul full of dreams. Da LAB has composed a special song dedicated to the festival.

“We named the song Ai Cũng Như Ai (Everyone Is the Same). It is about the people who have to bear inequality. It is also a warning to all the people that everyone is the same,” band member Trần Minh Phương told a press conference last week.

ILL-AbilitiesTM, an international breakdancing crew, is made up of dancers with physical limitations. — Photo courtesy of organisers

Rapper Đen Vâu, singer Yến Lê, rapper Kimmese, and “The Voice Vietnam 2013” winner Vũ Thảo My, will provide a variety of modern music.

ILL-AbilitiesTM, an international breakdancing crew with physical disabilities from the US will provide performances that have inspired audiences around the world.

Every crew  member has a physical disability, but they have overcome their personal challenges to be able to perform top breakdancing movements. They have inspired thousands of people,” said cultural attaché of the US Embassy, Marcia Anglarill. 

BridgeFest 2018 will not only be a diverse music festival, but also a space for exhibitions, installations and dialogues. 

Babeth Ngoc Han Lefur, country director of Oxfam in Việt Nam said music was a great way to access information, knowledge and connect people.

The BridgeFest 2018 will run from 2pm until 10.30pm at the Sports Complex on Trần Hữu Dực Street in Nam Từ Liêm District. — VNS

 

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