International stars to hit capital stage

Update: April, 17/2014 - 10:09
Kelly Rowland and Trang Phap (right) will share the stage in Ha Noi tonight. — File Photos
A NOI  (VNS) — A concert featuring international artists will open tonight at Ha Noi's National Convention Centre.

The concert titled H-Artistry (formerly Hennessy Artistry after the brandy making sponsors) will feature American Kelly Rowland, Australian Tim Omaji (Timomatic), South Korean band Nemesis and Vietnamese singers Trang Phap and DJ Slim V.

Rowland, a former Destiny's Child member, appeared at a press conference after arriving in Ha Noi late on Tuesday night.

She said Destiny's Child had enabled her to travel around the world and make many friends and many fans.

She often talks to band members by phone, but said there was no talk of regrouping.

"I'm extremely excited about the warm welcome from Vietnamese fans. I promise to be extremely cute in the show tomorrow night," she said when asked what dress she would wear for the show.

She will perform with musicians representing different genres of music. Tim Omaji, better known by his stage name, Timomatic, is a Nigerian-born Australian singer-songwriter and dancer.

Omaji rose to fame as a contestant on Australia's So You Think You Can Dance in 2009. He was placed seventh. In 2011, he came third in Australia's Got Talent.

"It is not every day I get a chance to appear next to Kelly. And the food here is incredible," he said.

His performance will be accompanied by four dancers from Australia.

The concert will also feature a rock band from South Korea, Nemesis. Formed in 2001, the band's music can be categorised as post-modern rock.

‘This is the first time we have performed in Viet Nam. It is a joy. We feel comfortable because of the friendly relations between Viet Nam and South Korea," said a band member.

Sharing the stage will be Vietnamese singer-songwriter and actress Trang Phap. Born in Ha Noi, she moved to Paris at the age of 10, but only started her artistic activities on her return.

She will sing two songs Choice and Version of You.

The H-Artistry concerts have entertianed thousands of people in Viet Nam since 2008. The invitation-only concert will kick off at 8pm. — VNS