MUSIC & PERFORMANCES Hanoi-Intransmission Hanoi Art Shows Sep 29- Oct 1 Heritage Space, 1st Floor, Dolphin Plaza, 6 Nguyen Hoang (for car) | 28 Tran Binh (for bike), My Dinh 2 A series of experimental multidisciplinary live art shows exploring individual perception and collective experience. Participating artists and collaborators: Think Playgrounds (installation, Space 1), Daniel Day Long & Julien Noyer (visuals, Space 2), Rec Room (sound design for both spaces), Hai Duy (percussion, Space 1), Linh Ha (vocals, Space 1), Nguyen Thu Thuy (dan ty ba, Space 1), Vu Nhat Tan (music, Space 2), Alistair Hobson (music, Space 2), Numbfoot (music, Space 1 & 2) and Quan (music, Space 2). For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/634375040096383/ Hanoi-Music Concert by “Indian Navy Brass Band” Sep 26, 7 pm Indian Cultural Centre, 63 Tran Hung Dao Street, Hoan Kiem District, “Indian Navy Brass Band”, coming as part of goodwill visit … [Read more...] about What’s on September 25- October 1
Festival presents Japanese TV series The J-Series Festival in HCM City will introduce the Japanese TV series at the Nguyễn Du Gymnasium on December 17. Japanese actor Hayami Mokomichi and actress Atsuko Maeda, who are popular with Vietnamese audiences, will meet with local fans during the event. Vietnamese pop stars Sơn Tùng M-TP and Đông Nhi will also perform. The festival will open at 6 pm at 116 Nguyễn Du Street in District 1. HCM City to celebrate a 90's Christmas A Christmas party featuring 90s music will be held at Piu Piu in HCM City on December 25. The show will include hip hop, dance, pop and rock music performances by DJ Skullz and New York-based duo Adrienne Mack-Davis and feleciazruz. The event will begin at 9 pm at 97 Hai Bà Trưng Street in District 1. Master chef offers class for food bloggers Two-star Michelin chef Alain Dutournier - "principal conductor" of La Table du Chef in Hà Nội--will share his passion for culinary creation as well as his amazing … [Read more...] about What’s On This Week
Foreign policy was eclipsed by voter concerns over the US economy on the 2012 campaign trail, but US President Barack Obama's re-election has raised the question of what will be America's overseas focus in a second term. A remote village in western Kenya rejoiced when US President Barack Obama’s re-election was announced, schoolchildren in Indonesia screamed with delight, TV anchors across the world relayed the news in a babble of languages, and Twitter broke all records with 31 million election-related tweets bouncing between continents on Election Night – or morning, in most places. The idea of a US president as “the leader of the free world” may elicit scoffs in some corners of the globe. But many non-US citizens have sighed over their inability to have a say in a position that could well have a direct impact on their daily lives. Yet, on the long, cantankerous 2012 US presidential campaign trail, remarkably little was said about foreign policy. The last of … [Read more...] about Four more years: what’s on Obama’s foreign agenda?
Vietnam Connection Music Festival 2016 on August 13-14, Hanoi Time: August 13 and 14, 8 pm Venue: The Grand Concert Hall, Vietnam National Academy of Music, 77 Hao Nam Str., Dong Da Distr., Hanoi Roundtable Discussion "Adventure of the Ego in Vietnamese Contemporary Literature" Time: August 9 Venue: L'Espace, 24 Trang Tien, Hanoi Livin' Tour 2016 with Cá Hồi Hoang (Wild Salmon) band Time: August 7th Venue: Rec Room, 20th floor, Hanoi Creative City, 1 Luong yen Street. Concert "Northern Lights" Time: August 6th Venue: Southern Women's Museum, No. 202 Vo Thi Sau Street, District 3, HCM City. Exhibition "Reality through the Eyes" Time: August 5-9 Venue: Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hanoi. Wildlife art exhibition "Wings of the Wild" Time: August 4-7 Venue: Hanoi Creative City, 1 Luong Yen Street, Hanoi Workshop "Rediscover Your Passion" Time: August 2, 3, 4, 7 - 10 pm Venue: Bluebirds' Nest 13 Lane 19 Dang Dung Str, Hanoi … [Read more...] about WHAT’S ON AUGUST (DAILY UPDATE)
Flute Recital with Le Thu Huong Sat 18 Jun 2016, 8 pm L'Espace 24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội You are invited to a solo flute recital with Le Thu Huong. Graduating from the Vietnam National Academy of Music in 2001, Le Thu Huong is one of the most prominent Vietnamese flutists. Former student of the Royal Academy of Music in Denmark, she is currently pursuing her Ph.D at the University of North Texas, USA. She participates regularly as a soloist or tuttiste in many international music festivals in Japan, USA, Britain, France, Germany, Denmark and Sweden. Returning to L'Espace, Le Thu Huong is accompanied by some musicians with whom she concocted this "fantasy summer" and of course "flûtistique"… Artists: Flute: Le Thu Huong Invited artists: - Violon: Nguyen My Huong - Marimba/Xylophone: Doan Mai Huong - Piano: Tran Thai Linh Program "SUMMER FANTASY" Pierre-Octave Férroud (1900-1936): Trois pièces (flute solo) 1. Bergère Captive 2. Jade Toan-Yan (La fête du double cinq) Georges Hue (1858-1948): … [Read more...] about WHAT’S ON JUNE 1-15 (DAILY UPDATE)
Exposing the absurdity of wagging fingers at Vietnam's tourist-friendliness while praising Thailand (or any other country) Well, I'm a snarky bastard myself. First off: enough already with the "Thailand is "˜better' than Vietnam" bullshit. Yes, I'm aware of the statistics. Just because more people buy Justin Bieber's albums than Woody Guthrie's doesn't make Bieber better. Popularity is an irrational phenomenon. Enthusiasts for this or that always present empirical-sounding analyses, but in the end, how can enthusiasm be anything but subjective? Just because something's repeated ad nausea does not make it true. As for the omnipresent comparison - why, exactly, is it valid? Yes, Vietnam and Thailand share the same geographical region. But is one's experience in Egypt supposed to correlate with a trip to Libya? If you loved San Diego, do you expect the same experience from Mexico City? In his piece that appeared in this column two weeks ago, Tim Russell, a Briton who lived in Vietnam … [Read more...] about Last words on the dumbest debate in town
VietNamNet Bridge - Hanoi’s authorities have requested relevant branches to take urgent actions to eliminate pickpockets, vendors. Da Nang has promised to send staff to the sites immediately after receiving the calls to the hot line number to settle the problems. The promise is the debt. Foreign travelers in Hanoi apprehensive of theft Hanoians and Hanoi’s authorities say they really lose face when their fellow-countrymen try to rip off foreign travelers. On April 4, 2013, after putting the rattan frame on her shoulders, wearing the rattan hat on head to take pictures and selling 3 pineapples to two German tourists, Le Thi Sinh, a vendor charged the tourists VND840,000, the sum of money which is big enough to buy 80 kilos of rice. Pham Van Minh wrote from [email protected] that he is a “native Thanh Hoa’s person,” and he feels ashamed about the way the hotels, restaurants and service providers treat travelers. “I was born in Thanh Hoa … [Read more...] about VN offers apology to overcharged foreign tourists, and what’s next?
Last week Viet Nam News asked readers about their home-stay experiences and what Viet Nam could do to promote this type of tourism. Most said more should be done to popularise home-stays. Here are some of the responses: Sumi Shimamoto, Japanese, Ha Noi Your say Next week: One day, I opened a bottle of beer and found a stone inside. Another time, the first spoon of yoghurt was mouldy. Both products were from supermarkets and had yet to reach their expiry date. I threw them in the rubbish bin because I thought it would be too time-consuming and complicated to file a complaint. Statistics from the Viet Nam Standards and Consumer Rights Protection Association show that during 2011, only 550 complaints were lodged with local departments of industry and trade, although the vice president of the association said the figure was far from reality. According to an expert at the Viet Nam Institute of State and Law, enterprises selling low-quality or old goods tend to choose markets like Viet … [Read more...] about VN could capitalise on ethnic home-stays
, Cau Giay Dis. Tel: 7562193 Pham Thi Doan Thanh's painting exhibition entitled Hamlet in the Valley, till Dec 31. Maison Des Arts31A Van Mieu St, Tel: 7478096 - Photo, painting, video & sculpture exhibition entitled LongBienBridge's Memory, till March 29 2009. All artistic works featuring the author's souvenirs with the Long Bien bridge and Hanoi are welcomed and will be displayed at the Long Bien Festival on March 28-29, 2009. Museum of the Vietnamese Revolution 25 Ton Dan St . - Photos and objects exhibition featuring the roles and lives of 11 Russian's first ladies of XXst century, till January 25 2009. - Exhibition of black & white photos by artist Chu Chi Thanh, till Jan 12. Performances Sum Villa10 Dang Thai Mai St , Ho Tay VillaTel: 37195511 Viet Nam 2nd Belly-dance Festival at 7.30pm, Dec 11. Tickets: VND100,000/person at Apsara Studio 137 Nghi Tam. Tel: (04) 37197916, Sum Villa 10 Dang Thai Mai St, Tel: 37195511, Foodshop 45, 59 Truc Bach St, tel (04) … [Read more...] about What’s On Decenber 8 – 14
Today, you can explore Ha Long Bay from unprecedented heights by going on a helicopter tour. Ha Long Bay is the jewel in Vietnam’s tourism crown, a stunning geological formation that captivates even the most travel weary and jaded of visitors. Most people usually take a cruise around the bay. You can choose one or two night trips to enjoy the mesmerising scenery and discover wonderful coves and islets or simply enjoy the views from the top deck of your boat. As a repeat visitor I wouldn’t say I’m tired of Ha Long, but I was certainly eager to discover another side of the UNESCO World Heritage Site when a friend told me about the Luxury Travel Company’s helicopter tour. This would be a great opportunity to fly over the bay and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the limestone karst islets which, according to legend are the shards of diamond and jade, that were spat out by a family of dragons sent from heaven to help protect Vietnam from foreign invaders. I was … [Read more...] about Ha Long from on high