|Meritorious Artist Thanh Thúy will sing folk songs during the music gala Nhớ Lời Di Chúc Theo Chân Bác Bác (Following in the Footsteps of Uncle Hồ), to honour President Hồ Chí Minh and Vietnamese soldiers. — Photo courtesy of the organiser
HCM CITY — The Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union, in co-operation with its partners, will organise a special music and song programme at Nhà Rồng Wharf in HCM City tomorrow.
The 120-minute programme, Nhớ Lời Di Chúc Theo Chân Bác (Following in the Footsteps of Uncle Hồ), will feature dozens of young and veteran singers, dancers and musicians from professional art troupes.
The event launches the union’s national campaign, The Year of Active Youth, which will begin next week.
The artists’ performances will be in praise of the country, its history and traditional culture and lifestyles.
Pop singers Thanh Lam and Hồng Nhung will perform songs about love and soldiers by late composer Thuận Yến.
Tenors Anh Bằng, Đào Mác and Meritorious Artist Tạ Minh Tâm of the HCM City Music Conservatory will sing famous songs highlighting President Hồ Chí Minh and his revolutionary career.
The event’s highlights include folk songs staged by People’s Artist Thu Hiền and Meritorious Artist Thanh Thúy, who each have three decades of experience in traditional music.
The singers will perform with the support of Arabesque, one of the city’s leading dance troupes.
“We will try our best to feature the heroic image of President Hồ Chí Minh and Vietnamese soldiers,” said Cao Trung Hiếu, the event’s art director.
“We decided our gala to be staged at Nhà Rồng Wharf because it was the place where President Hồ Chí Minh embarked in 1991 to seek a path to national salvation.”
More than 5,000 guests are expected to attend the gala.
Nhớ Lời Di Chúc Theo Chân Bác will be staged at 8pm tomorrow at Nhà Rồng Wharf on Tôn Đức Thắng Street in District 1, one of the city’s famous tourist destinations that attracts millions of visitors every year. — VNS