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samedi 18 janvier 2020

American producers pay Vietnamese musician for song in ‘Vietnam War’ docu-series after free ride

Producers of an American docu-series on the American war in Vietnam have agreed to pay VND700 million (US$30,000) to a Vietnamese musician in royalties for a song used in the documentary, more than two years after its release.

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mardi 1 janvier 2019

The singer raising her voice against Vietnam's new cyber law

Do Nguyen Mai Khoi is among activists opposing controversial law government says will protect against cyber threats.

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samedi 24 novembre 2018

Vietnam's rap queen and traditional society's changing voice

Emerging star Suboi 'pushing the limits' as one of the few female rappers in socially conservative Vietnam.

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mardi 2 octobre 2018

A protest singer finds her voice in Vietnam’s police state

The taxi was weaving through evening traffic, inches from the motorbikes that were swarming it like hornets.

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Fears rise that Hanoi festival ban after drug deaths may ruin Vietnam’s dance music scene before it has even got started

Party goers hope tragedy where seven people died after taking a cocktail of drugs at an electronic music festival, does not see the nascent rave scene brought to a premature end in the conservative communist capital

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jeudi 23 août 2018

Vietnam : activists beaten in concert raid

Vietnamese government officers and men in civilian clothes raided a concert in Ho Chi Minh City on August 15, 2018, and severely beat the performer and two prominent activists in the audience, Human Rights Watch said today.

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mercredi 27 juin 2018

Vietnam further strengthens music copyright protection

Vietnam has ensured stronger protection of music copyright, reducing violations and bringing bigger amounts of money to authors, local media reported on Wednesday.

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mardi 27 mars 2018

Vietnamese pop star held in crackdown on dissent

Mai Khoi, a high-profile pro-democracy activist, detained at airport after trip to Europe

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jeudi 8 mars 2018

Vietnam's answer to Pussy Riot furiously dissents

Mai Khoi Do Nguyen has long been described as Vietnam’s Lady Gaga. In more recent years, as her political activism has come to the fore, her expressions of rude dissent, she has also been compared to Russia's infamous protest band, Pussy Riot.

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samedi 20 janvier 2018

Vietnam postpones China concert that falls on date of historic conflict over Paracel Islands

The concert was reportedly postponed due to an 'electrical issue'

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vendredi 5 janvier 2018

The Beatles of Vietnam

As so many rock ’n’ roll stories do, the CBC Band’s began with the purchase of a guitar behind the back of a disapproving father.

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mercredi 5 avril 2017

Street musicians gather in HCMC

Ho Chi Minh City authorities intend to serenade tourists with a music street in the city’s downtown district.

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lundi 20 février 2017

HCMC brings music to its streets

Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1 administration is considering a proposal to add musical entertainment on the city’s downtown streets.

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jeudi 17 mars 2016

Pop star among dissidents testing the limits of Vietnam’s ‘democracy’

Pink-haired pop star Mai Khoi, dubbed Vietnam’s Lady Gaga for her risque outfits, has found a new way to shock: running for parliament along with a motley crew of dissidents and activists testing the limits of the authoritarian nation.

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samedi 16 janvier 2016

The Odyssey - From Vietnam to America: An Interview with Van-Anh Vo

Oscar-nominated and Emmy Award-winning composer Vân-Ánh Võ premieres her new musical epic this month in San Francisco, inspired by the experiences of the Vietnamese Boat People.

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dimanche 6 décembre 2015

French embassy launches first Francophone singing contest in Vietnam

The final round of a national singing contest, organized for the first time by the French Embassy in Vietnam, took place in Hanoi on Saturday.

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mardi 28 juillet 2015

Techno parties are facing political corruption in Vietnam

While electronic music has been taking the world by storm for the past two decades, the scene in Vietnam has been hampered by police corruption, censorship, and crime.

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mercredi 24 juin 2015

Vietnam’s legendary musicologist Tran Van Khe dies at 94

Professor Tran Van Khe, known as the master of traditional Vietnamese music, died at the age of 94 on Wednesday, after nearly a month of fighting for his life at a Ho Chi Minh City hospital.

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dimanche 31 mai 2015

Female DJs overcome prejudices to play music, earn living in Vietnam

Since they wear sexy clothes to display more skin during performances and lead lives of ‘night working and day sleeping,’ female disc jockeys, or DJs, in Vietnam have to overcome social stigma which often leads to them being misunderstood as call girls.

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samedi 6 décembre 2014

Vietnam composer takes legal action against music downloading website over copyright

A Ho Chi Minh City court was opened on Wednesday to hear the accusation of a seasoned singer/composer against one of Vietnam’s most popular music downloading websites.

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mardi 12 août 2014

Asia-Europe music festival to be held in Vietnam

The 2014 Asia – Europe New Music Festival is scheduled to be held in Hanoi and Ha Long City, in Quang Ninh Province from October 8-12, with the participation of nearly 200 composers from 30 countries around the world.

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mardi 15 juillet 2014

Here is da news : how rappers hope to switch on Vietnam's young generation

Despite government suspicions, a Hanoi-based hip-hop band is taking a novel approach to broadcasting current affairs bulletins

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jeudi 5 juin 2014

Major electro music fest to take place in Vietnam hub this weekend

The Future Now Music Festival (FNMF), a large-scale electro music fest, will be held for the first time in Ho Chi Minh City this Saturday, June 7.

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lundi 2 juin 2014

Vietnam music industry hungry for good new songs

In recent years, everlasting songs have been increasingly preferred over new insipid ones among local singers and have thus dominated music shows onstage and in cabarets as well as local music prizes.

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mardi 28 janvier 2014

US Record Company Sues Vietnam Site for Copyright

A record company that accuses a Vietnamese entertainment portal of making its songs available for free download has filed suit in an American court against the U.S- venture capital firm which invested in the website, seeking millions in damages for copyright violations.

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lundi 13 janvier 2014

Rock ‘n’ Roll documentary has world premiere in Phnom Penh

It was a time when Phnom Penh was known as “the pearl of Southeast Asia.” Norodom Sihanouk, an accomplished musician himself, had made the arts a top priority, and music from as far afield as the U.S., France and even Cuba made its mark on Cambodia.

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mardi 24 septembre 2013

The ambition to revive LPs in Vietnam

The first three LPs, in a long-term project to produce and distribute this kind of product, has debuted in Vietnam.

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samedi 7 septembre 2013

Music to whose ears ?

The scene of rapprochement was as melodramatic as the tiff was controversial – there were tears, hug, kisses and flowers as singer Dam Vinh Hung called on veteran composer Nguyen Dinh Anh, better known as Nguyen Anh 9, during a piano performance by the latter at a hotel in Ho Chi Minh City last Thursday night.

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mercredi 7 août 2013

Vietnam rapper Suboi stays under the radar – for now

Ho Chi Minh City - Hip-hop artist has found ways of getting round the country's censorship laws and is gaining fans – and haters

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jeudi 1 août 2013

Vietnam-France kicks off first film project on southern folk music

A group of Vietnamese and French scriptwriters have joined hand to write script for a movie on don ca tai tu (southern folk music) in South Vietnam in the 1900s.

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