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Birthday concert for Grapevine

VietNamNet Bridge – A concert celebrating the tenth birthday of Hanoi Grapevine, a popular website providing arts and culture, will be held on Saturday.

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Anniversary: A line-up of Vietnamese and foreign artists will perform at an birthday concert on Saturday.

A line-up of talented Vietnamese and foreign artists will perform at Toong, 98 To Ngoc Van Street.

Highlight of the night – Chem Gio – is a new collaboration by well-known artists Nguyen Duc Minh on Vietnamese Jew’s harp and Quyen Thien Dac on saxophone. The project combines jazz improvisation and traditional rhythm from the ethnic minorities in the northwest mountains of Viet Nam.

The concert repertoire will also feature a collaboration between traditional and contemporary music styles by Nguyen Thuy Dung (Viet Nam), Daniel Henneberry (Britain), and David Payne (Australia). The trio will play three original pieces with live processed guitar, processed acoustic sounds and vocals by Henneberry (Britain), processed guitar by Payne and Vietnamese zither (dan tranh) by Dung.

Patrons will enjoy a performance by Linh Ha and Corey Keating. While Ha taps into the emotion of wonder, uplift, sorrow and reflection, through improvised looped vocal arrangements, focusing on the spirit of the beat, Keating is an electronic musician currently studying at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, where he is pursuing doctoral studies in composition and music technology.

Keating is conducting research in Viet Nam relating to contemporary musical culture and practices, both acoustic and electronic, and the ways in which modern technology supports, preserves, and advances these traditions.

Lark Minkous will also present live Ambient soundscapes – tracks created using atmospheric samples and acoustic recordings.

Advance tickets cost VND100,000, at door tickets VND130,000, and student tickets, VND70,000.


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