The US Consulate General in HCM City and the Soul Live Project will host a concert featuring American and Vietnamese musicians and artists on Friday. Ten-year-old drummer Nguyen Trong Nhan will perform at a concert featuring American and Vietnamese musicians and artists at Soul Live Project Complex on August 11. The concert will include American DJ Verseatile, one of the radio mix show DJs on Energy 95.7 HD-2, and sound and lighting specialists Sharath Patel and Stephanie Mulligan. The event will also feature Nguyen Trong Nhan , a 10-year-old drummer who won Vietnam’s Got Talent contest in 2016, the rock band The Hunter Saigon, and Soul Live Project’s band and choir. The show will begin at 7:30 pm at Soul Live Project Complex, 214-216 Pasteur Street, in District 3. Free registration is at http://bit.ly/theultimateconcert. VNS … [Read more...] about US Consulate, Soul Live showcase American, Vietnamese musicians
Vietnamese and American air force veterans of the Vietnam War era had an emotional meeting in Hanoi on Wednesday. Speaking at the meeting, Lieutenant-General Nguyen Duc Soat, one of the Vietnamese veterans, said he wishes the two countries will move closer. Photos credit: Thanh Huyen/PetroTimes … [Read more...] about American, Vietnamese veterans meet in Hanoi
Happy that she finally found her birth parents after more than 30 years, Trista Goldberg, an American – Vietnamese businesswoman, has spent her time and money helping other Vietnamese orphans around the world find their birth families. Goldberg founded Operation Reunite in the U.S. to help Vietnamese adoptees abroad and in Vietnam discover their past. She also helps Americans in their search for citizenship and birth parents. She has recently come back to Vietnam to join other charitable projects. This trip, she said she wants to meet Vietnamese birth mothers that have contacted her for help. She hopes to exchange information with them so she can help find their lost children that left during the mass evacuation of infants, known as the Babylift, to Western countries at the end of the American War in April 1975. She has brought 200 DNA test kits to sample as many birth mothers as possible while in Vietnam. Vietnamese volunteers are helping her translate documents from the birth … [Read more...] about Vietnamese-American woman and DNA Trip
Like the country itself, the music industry has been undergoing fast and furious change. While in the past, many young Vietnamese have looked outwards for trends - not only including music, but fashion and even behavior - there is an emerging movement that is unique to this country. Somewhat surprisingly, this new movement largely involves the cooperation between artists born here and overseas Vietnamese. One of the most recent and notable examples is the collaboration between the well-known Vietnamese model, Ha Anh Vu, and American-Vietnamese producer and song-writer Antoneus Maximus. The song “Model”, recently released and largely seen over the internet, has caused quite a stir among young people across the country, lighting up chat rooms and forums. The song represents Ha Anh’s first steps into the music industry. It also could represent a reconnection between Vietnamese pop culture with young “Viet Kieu” wishing to reestablish their roots in the … [Read more...] about Overseas Vietnamese recconect, creating a new model for V-pop
Real Estate Remains Unattractive to Overseas Vietnamese: Prices or Polices? Foreign investors dominate Vietnamese real estate market Up to 90 per cent of foreign companies have invested in the real estate sector such as marketing, distribution, appraisal, investment consultancy and project management, while most domestic realty firms are newly set up. Currently three companies, namely Savills Vietnam, Colliers and CBRE, hold 90 per cent of the Vietnamese realty market share. They have much experience in realty business. Savills has 15 years experience in Vietnam and tops the country in managing Vietnamese service apartments. Meanwhile, CBRE also has advantages in evaluation and office-for-rent office management with nine years experience. With 14 years of operation in Vietnam, Colliers specializes in luxury apartment management. Meanwhile, the number of local realty firms remains limited, with several outstanding names such as Megagroup, Viet Rees, Eden and Him Lam. Despite a … [Read more...] about Real Estate Remains Unattractive to Overseas Vietnamese: Prices or Polices?