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.
dimanche 21 avril 2013
mercredi 27 février 2013
Below are the people who are bright stars in Vietnam’s sky of art in 2012.
lundi 28 janvier 2013
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.
vendredi 2 novembre 2012
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.
mardi 30 octobre 2012
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.
vendredi 5 octobre 2012
A representative of the HCM City-based Dong Dao Night Club has confirmed that the well-known singer will perform in Vietnam.
lundi 20 août 2012
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.
mardi 27 mars 2012
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.
mardi 24 janvier 2012
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.
lundi 26 décembre 2011
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.
samedi 19 novembre 2011
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.
samedi 16 juillet 2011
French jazz guitarist Nguyen Le does not speak any Vietnamese, but Vietnam haunts him almost all the time. He remembers that during the Lunar New Year festival (Tet) in 1994, he heard Huong Thanh sing some Vietnamese folksongs at a friend’s house in France
vendredi 24 juin 2011
The cover image says it all. On the front package of Dengue Fever's new disk, "Cannibal Courtship," there's a strange contraption that seems to both mock and mimic the famous double-necked guitar Jimmy Page played in the 1970s.
mercredi 27 avril 2011
Bob Dylan played his first ever concert in Vietnam on Sunday, following two unprovocative gigs in China. Four decades after his songs became anthems for America's anti-Vietnam war movement, the folk legend appeared at a half-empty venue in Ho Chi Minh City.
jeudi 24 mars 2011
Throaty song-writing legend Bob Dylan and 90s teen favourites the Backstreet Boys might not have much in common as far as most music fans are concerned.
jeudi 17 mars 2011
When folk legend Bob Dylan performs for the first time in Vietnam next month, a concert ticket will reportedly cost more than the average monthly salary in the country.
samedi 26 février 2011
HANOI, Vietnam – Time was running out, and it wasn't safe to stay. Sixty upright pianos had to be moved from Hanoi's music conservatory to a village in the countryside where students could practice without the constant threat of American bombers.
vendredi 16 octobre 2009
HANOI — The conductor of the New York Philharmonic wielded his baton as an instrument of diplomacy Thursday. His words, however, weren't all sweet.
lundi 12 janvier 2009
On the heels of its attention-grabbing trip to North Korea last February, the New York Philharmonic is planning another high-profile visit for next season: to Vietnam. The stop, part of an Asian tour in October, will be a splashy opening to Alan Gilbert’s tenure as the orchestra’s new music director.
vendredi 14 novembre 2008
Copyright watchdog Recording Association of Vietnam (RIAV) has reportedly filed a US$3 million lawsuit against FPT Telecom and Nokia Vietnam for violating intellectual property rights. RIAV, which represents 60 music production companies throughout Vietnam, is suing both companies over allegations of copyright infringement of recorded music.
mardi 4 novembre 2008
An overseas Vietnamese singer knows that sometimes the words of a song can express your feelings perfectly.
HANOI - The Vietnam War-era had a true rock 'n roll soundtrack, but while images of olive Huey helicopters descending to Jimi Hendrix's riff on All Along the Watchtower symbolized American angst for a generation, today's Hanoi sees Vietnam's young generation making the genre very much their own.