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Sep 10, 2014 / 12:23

Monsoon Music Festival to be performed at Thang Long Imperial Citadel

Large numbers of talented artists and musicians from around the world will gather at Hanoi’s former Thang Long Imperial Citadel from October 2-4 for Monsoon Music Festival 2014.

Famous artists of Vietnam such as singers Thanh Lam and Ha Tran, jazz guitarist French-Vietnamese Nguyen Le, and foreign artists including percussionist Rhani Krija from Morocco, keyboard player Martin Hedin from Sweden and others from Denmark, the UK, France, Belgium, the Republic of Korea and Japan will take part in the festival.

The event, the first of its kind to take place in the capital city, is one of major cultural activities to celebrate Hanoi’s 60th Liberation Day (October 10).

At a press conference in Hanoi on September 3, Music Director of the Festival Quoc Trung expressed hope the event will bring a music festival for not only Hanoians but also people over the country, contributing to building a professional music industry in Vietnam.

The VTV channel will broadcast the opening ceremony live on October 2.

Many sidelines activities will be held including a street festival together with volunteers to convey a message on environmental protection, scheduled to take place at Dong Xuan night market, Hang Bac, Ta Hien and Hang Buom streets and in front of Thong Nhat (Reunification) Park.