John Balaban’s warm smile, friendly manner, sincerity and especially his profound knowledge of Vietnamese folk songs and literature has made him a close friend to many Vietnamese scholars.
Internationally acclaimed jazz guitarist Nguyên Lê and leading Vietnamese jazz saxophonist Trần Mạnh Tuấn will perform in a joint concert “Oriental Moods” in HCM City on May 6.
The HCM City General Sciences Library will open a new research room for traditional Vietnamese music as part of its activities to celebrate 40 years of working under its current name.
Overseas Vietnamese musician Phạm Đức Thành performed in a concert at the Hà Nội Opera House early this month. The concert was a rare event held to honour the đàn bầu (monochord), a unique Vietnamese instrument.
The administration of HCM City's District 1 has sought the People’s Committee's approval to make the whole of Bùi Viện Street in the heart of the ‘backpacker area’ a walking-only street on weekend evenings.
US publisher Algonquin Books has bought the copyright of an English novel written by Vietnamese author Phan Quế Mai, who lives in Belgium with her family.
Vietnamese-French pianist Trí Nguyễn will perform during the Chuyện Lãng Du (Wandering Stories) concert at the Voice of HCM City’s Music Hall this week.
A traditional theatre programme offering tuồng and hát bội (classical drama) performances will begin this month on HCM City’s Bùi Viện Walking Street, as part of the city’s efforts to attract visitors.
Mothers play an important role in preserving and promoting Vietnamese culture and identity abroad because they take the main responsibility in raising and teaching children.
Zitherist Vân Ánh’s international collaborations have put Vietnamese traditional music on the world map. Now, she is working to preserve and further popularise this art form. Hà Nguyễn reports