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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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lundi 8 juillet 2013

Vietnam censors give songwriter Ngoc Dai “Free Advertising”

Arguably Vietnam’s most controversial songwriter, Ngoc Dai, has been featured regularly in the Vietnamese press over the last few weeks after releasing a new album without official permission.

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dimanche 21 avril 2013

Poor artists in Vietnam

Learning music from the age of eight until 22, spending over 10 years with their instruments, classical musicians in Vietnam are in danger of being thwarted by not being recognized and appreciated appropriately, and by mechanisms do not allow them to be competitive and grow.

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mercredi 27 février 2013

Young people who change Vietnam’s art

Below are the people who are bright stars in Vietnam’s sky of art in 2012.

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lundi 28 janvier 2013

Pham Duy dies at 91 ; Vietnam's most prolific songwriter

Known as the 'musician of 1,000 songs,' Pham Duy captured the strength of his people through years of turbulence and composed dozens of tunes after settling in California.

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vendredi 2 novembre 2012

EU urges Vietnam to step up human rights reform

HANOI — International pressure mounted on Vietnam Wednesday to uphold human rights when the EU raised the issue after the jailing of two musicians on charges of anti-state propaganda in the communist nation.

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mardi 30 octobre 2012

Vietnam sentences songwriters to prison

Vietnam sentenced two songwriters to several years in prison Tuesday for posting songs online that a court judged to be antigovernment propaganda, the latest convictions in a mounting crackdown against online dissent in the communist country.

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vendredi 5 octobre 2012

Khanh Ly to perform in Vietnam in December

A representative of the HCM City-based Dong Dao Night Club has confirmed that the well-known singer will perform in Vietnam.

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lundi 20 août 2012

Digital music in Vietnam no longer free

Effective November 1, 2012, listeners of digital music in Vietnam will have to pay about VND1,000 (US$0.47) per song or a monthly subscription fee to download their favorite tunes.

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mardi 27 mars 2012

Famous DJ passes away at 30

My Quyen, or Bo, Vietnam’s most famous female DJ, passed away at 30 on Sunday at a local hospital while touring in Hai Phong city.

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mardi 24 janvier 2012

Vietnam’s new generation of female singers

In recent years the Vietnamese music industry has been lit up by a new generation of emerging female artists who can write their own songs and perform them with their hearts and their talent.

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lundi 26 décembre 2011

French-Vietnamese fusion musician back with 'Motherland'

After a successful showing in Hanoi last summer, French-Vietnamese artist Nguyen Le returns to Vietnam to perform “Motherland", December 25 at Hanoi Opera House and December 27-28 at the Ho Chi Minh City Opera House.

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samedi 19 novembre 2011

Vietnamese French Jazz master to perform in Hanoi again

After his first show in Hanoi on July 2011, with singer Tung Duong, world-renowned Vietnamese French Jazz artist Nguyen Le will return to the Hanoi Opera House on December 25.

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