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Popular foreign singer to perform in Vietnam

In Uncategorized on November 14, 2010 at 12:59 am

Central Highlands singer Y Moan passes away

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 2:49 pm

Y Moan, the Central Highlands singer who dedicated his life to panegyrising his homeland, died after a long fight with intestinal cancer at his house, Buon Ma Thuot City in the Central Highlands of Dac Lac Province on October 1.

Singer Y Moan has died after a long fight with stomach cancer at his home in Buon Ma Thuot city in the Central Highlands of Dac Lac Province.

He suffered from intestinal cancer which has spread to other parts of his body during the four months.

Thousands of people came to see him for the last time at the house.

Earlier, he failed to turn up for a live show last month in his native Dac Lac Province because of his sickness.

He was conferred the title of People’s Artist by President Nguyen Minh Triet on September 14.

It is the highest honour given by the State for artists.

He was gifted 2,000 copies of his DVD titled Back to the Old Village, his only album in an illustrious career spanning three and a half decades, at the ceremony to confer the title.

Y Moan, born in 1957 in a poor ethnic E De family in Buon Ma Thuot, was discovered in 1976 after reunification. He left his home in the mountains of Central Highlands and headed for Ha Noi when he was recruited for the Song and Dance Troupe.

He studied at the then Ha Noi Conservatory of Music from 1979 until 1986.

He is noted for singing songs about the Central Highlands’ mountains and forests written by people like Nguyen Cuong, Tran Tien, Linh Nga Nie K’dam, and Ama No, making sure the land became well-known to millions of people both within and outside the country.

He is widely considered to be the most successful artist to ever emerge of the Central Highlands.

His funeral will be held in the Central Highlands city of Buon Ma Thuot in Dak Lak Province on October 5.

Source: SGGP

French blues singer to come back Hanoi and HCMC

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 2:47 pm

French blues singer Roland Tchakounté and his band will come back Vietnam for performances at the HCM City’s Opera House on October 14 and the French Cultural Center in Hanoi on October 15-16.

French blues singer Roland Tchakounté

Roland Tchakounté will present to Vietnamese music lovers his compositions such as Soukous Blues (Nyangsah), “Hum hum (Tendi),” “Chunzela,” “Nju ne bala,” “Vae victis” and more.

Roland Tchakounté’s music is full of wild melodies, sadness and happiness, sometimes loneliness.

Born in Cameroon, far from the cotton fields that shaped his elders’ style, Roland Tchakounté started his musical career by recording 2 LPs in Douala’s studios before leaving for France.

Roland Tchakounté released his debut album titled “Bred Bouh Shuga Blues” in 1999, and “Abango” in 2005, “Waka” in 2008 and latest album “Blues Menessen” in May of this year.

Along with his partners Mick Ravassat (guitar) and Mathias Bernheim (percussion), he has many performances in Germany, Belgium, Spain, Japan, Canada, USA, Guinea, the Republic of Mali, Indonesia, Vietnam, Scotland, Croatia, etc.

He came to Hanoi and performed in the European Music Festival in 2008.

The tickets are available at the theater for VND100, 000 and at VND50, 000 for students.

Source: SGGP

Popular US jazz singer comes to Hanoi

In Uncategorized on June 3, 2010 at 10:08 am

American jazz singer Andromeda Turre visits Vietnam to perform at the Sofitel Metropole of Ha Noi from June 2 to August 31.

Andromeda Turre, a popular US jazz singer, was born in 1981 in New York. Her parents, Akua and Steve Turre are also popular artists in the US, who introduced her to the piano at the early age of five. Later, she would perform along side world-famous vocalist Ray Charles.

Andromeda Turre is not only a jazz singer, but also a professional dancer and actress who has performed in a play by directed by Woody Allen.

Her first album titled, “Introducing Andromeda Turre,” was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2008 for Best Vocal Jazz Album.

Tokyo Disney featured her for 14 weeks as the “Queen of the Blues.”

Turre’s three-month-long appearance in Hanoi begins at 8:45 pm at Le Club, where she will be performing Tuesday through Sunday.

Source: SGGP

Nghe An singer wins music contest

In Vietnam Culture on December 21, 2009 at 4:05 pm

Bui Le Man of Nghe An Province won the first prize in the “Folk songs” category at the Sao Mai Diem Hen (Morning Star Rendezvous) music contest on December 20. The event took place at Sao Mai Theater in Tuy Hoa City, the central province of Phu Yen.

                                Bui Le Man (photo:TTO)

Ms. Man also took home the “Most Favorite Singer” award chosen by the audience.

Le Xuan Hao of the northern province of Thai Binh won the first prize in the “Chamber music” category. Two second-place honors went to Nguyen Trung Nhat of Ho Chi Minh City and Tran Thi Hong Nhung of the northern province of Bac Ninh.

In the “Pop music” category, Ha Thi Hoai Thu of the northern province of Quang Ninh took first place. Two second-place awards were given to Le Thi My Nhu of Phu Yen Province and Luong Viet Quang of HCMC.

Established in 2004, the Sao Mai Diem Hen music contest organized by Viet Nam Television is regarded as one of the most prestigious national music contests. It is an occasion for young singers to demonstrate their talent in the fields of folk-song, opera, pop, and rock.

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