Revolutionary propaganda pictures- valuable treasures of Vietnam arts

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(VOVworld)- Vietnamese propaganda pictures featuring political and national events such as the August Revolution (August 19), Reunification Day (April 30), National Day (September 2), National Assembly election, and Party Congresses are prime works of art. Propaganda artists reflect social life in a lively way by using graphic language. Their pictures have strongly impacted on the public encouraging them to contribute to national construction and defense. VOV reporter, Phuong Thuy, reports on revolutionary propaganda pictures. Painter Tran Mai introduced his collection called "79 springs" featuring President Ho Chi Minh at an exhibition 6 years ago. The collection is comprised of 79 pictures depicting President Ho Chi Minh in different moods and circumstances, from the time when the President decided to go overseas to find way for national salvation to the moment he read the Declaration of Independence at Ba Dinh square on September 2, 1945. Using red and brown as the key colors, … [Read more...]

Various activities on National Day

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(Cinet)- Many programs on National Day were organized in some cities and localities across the country to welcome the big event on September 02. In Ha Noi, the largest-ever parade in the country was held this morning on National Day to commemorate 70 years since the day late President Ho Chi Minh made the Independence Declaration. In Da Nang, the cultural and arts activities were staged to cheer locals and holidaymakers in the central coastal city on the national holiday, including a street music festival along Bach Dang street on September 2 and a 15-minute firework display at 9 pm the same day. In Quang Nam, The UNESCO-recognized World Heritage Site of My Son Sanctuary opened free for tourists on the National Day. As the first time the site’s organizing board has launched the promotion, it is expected to welcome over 1,000 tourists on the occasion. An annual boat race was organized at the event. In Thua Thien Hue, tourist attractions in Hue imperial city opened for free … [Read more...]

Traditional operas to be staged

HA NOI — Three famous Vietnamese cheo (traditional opera) plays will be staged in September as part of an art tour named Tieng Trong Cheo (The Sound of Cheo Drum), created by the project Toi Xe Dich (I Move) – a cultural media project aimed at encouraging young people to understand and be more involved with traditional art forms. The tour will open with the performance of the play Quan Am Thi Kinh on Saturday, September 5. The play will be staged at the Thap Communal House in Dich Vong, Cau Giay District. The Luu Binh Duong Le drama will be presented on September 12 at Tu Lien Communal House on Au Co Street, Tay Ho District, while the Kim Nham play will be performed at Xuan Tao Communal House in Xuan Dinh, North Tu Liem District. The performances are non-profitable event and are being supported by community funds from the participants. Performers are artists from the Viet Nam Cheo Theatre. For further information about the performances, contact Mr Cong Luc at … [Read more...]

Funny paper items for the dead

In the photos are rifles or guns, depending on your imagination.

Seeing votive paper products for the dead like AK rifles, funeral trumpets, cameras, excavators, jeeps ... produced at the village of Dong Ho in Thuan Thanh district, Bac Ninh Province, many people have burst into laughter. Dong Ho village is not only known as the home of Dong Ho folk paintings, but it is also the largest votive-paper producing village in Vietnam. As the Ram Thang Bay (the 15th day of the seventh lunar month) for wandering souls is coming, some votive paper producers in the village have invented many new products for the dead. Source Vietnamnet … [Read more...]

Legendary Lang Biang

A sea of clouds at sunset seen from Lang Biang Mountain at the height of 2,169m. Photo: VNP's file

Vietnam's "Romeo & Juliet" love story Visiting Da Lat, we were told by the ethnic K'ho people who are living in the Central Highlands Lam Dong Province about the legend of Lang Biang Mountain. The legend goes that Lang, a son of the Lat tribe's chief, fell in love with Biang, a daughter of the Chil tribe's chief. Because they were from different tribes, they were not allowed to become husband and wife. The couple decided to die together to show their love for each other, and their opposition to the tough traditional ritual. After their death, the two fathers were so regretful that they decided to reunite different tribes, including the Lat, Chil and Sre into the K'ho group. The high mountain in the upper La Ngu hamlet, where the young couple died, was named Lang Biang in memory of their loyal love. The local people said the legend is considered a Vietnamese love story similar to that of Romeo and Juliet, and after listening to it we decided to go to the top of Lang Biang Mountain … [Read more...]

Mickey and the gang returns HCM City, Hanoi

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The live concert, "Disney Live! – Mickey’s Music Festival" will return to Vietnam from September 30-October 11. Mickey Mouse and friends will rock the country with the stars from The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story in their spectacular touring show at Hoa Binh Theater in Ho Chi Minh City on September 29-October 5 and at National Convention Center in Hanoi on October 9-11. Disney’s hits are remixed to the hottest sounds of today featuring hip hop, pop, swing, reggae, rock, country, and much more.The irresistible lineup of performers including Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, Ariel, Jasmine, Aladdin, Woody, Buzz are among the more than 25 Disney stars featured in this jam session fit for the entire family. Children will not be able to resist dancing, swing, singing, and laughing with this band of characters. The show is expected to give kids a lively concert experience with fun and rockin’ memories to last a lifetime. Families … [Read more...]

Cultural activities celebrate National Day across Viet Nam

More than 100 artists has performed during the art performance Bai Ca Dat Nuoc (The Song of Country), which was held last night in Vinh City in the central province of Nghe An - the birthplace of President Ho Chi Minh. - VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Tung

Patriotic presentationSingers to celebrate with patriotic tunesVN celebrates 70 years of freedomFree music gala in HCM City to celebrate National DayHeavy rains expected on National Day HA NOI (VNS) - Various cultural activities are being held across the country to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Viet Nam's National Day on September 2. The culture tourism village of Vietnamese ethnic groups in Dong Mo on the outskirts of Ha Noi will host the National Day celebration of ethnic mountainous groups. The five-day celebration, from September 2 to 6, will introduce visitors to traditional dances, music and folk games of every ethnic group living in the northern mountainous area. A mountainous market, which best represents the cultural feature of mountainous ethnic groups, will be organised today in the village. Men and women from Mong, Ha Nhi, La Hu and Mang, as well as Si La, Muong and Thai groups will gather in the market, wearing their traditional costumes, to perform the khen … [Read more...]

Fireworks shows to light up four cities tonight

Some 35,000 people participate in the official parade at Ba Đinh Square in Hà Nội from 7am on September 2.-VNA Photo

HA NOI (VNS) - Fifteen-minute-long fireworks shows are expected to take place in Ha Noi, Hai Phong, HCM City and Da Nang at 9pm tonight to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Independence Day. Fireworks will light up Ha Noi's skies above Hoan Kiem (sword) Lake in Hoan Kiem District, Thong Nhat Park in Hai Ba Trung District and My Dinh National Stadium in Nam Tu Liem District, besides Nguyen Hoang Ton Garden (overlooking West Lake) in Tay Ho District and Van Quan Lake in Ha Dong District. The fireworks display in HCM City will be held at the Thu Thiem tunnel spanning the River Sai Gon, as well as Dam Sen Park. Meanwhile, people can watch fireworks along the River Han in Da Nang and at the Fine Arts Exhibition Centre and at An Bien Lake in Hai Phong. Da Nang and HCM City will have clear skies tonight. However, light rain was expected in the other two cities, the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting said. - VNS … [Read more...]

Hanoi opens two exhibitions to celebrate the National Day

At the exhibition of historical documents and objects related to the Politburo conference from December 18, 1974 – January 1, 1975.

The Hanoitimes - The Centre for the Preservation of Thang Long-Hanoi Cultural Heritage opened two exhibitions to mark the 70th anniversary of the August Revolution and National Day in the Thang Long Royal Citadel on August 30. As part of activities to mark the 70th anniversary of the August Revolution and National Day, the events were hosted by the Centre for the Preservation of Thang Long-Hanoi Cultural Heritage. The two events make a good chance for visitors to learn about the country’s cultural values as well as spiritual and historical stories. The exhibitions feature revolutionary documents and artifacts in the D67 house and cellar in the Thang Long Royal Citadel in Hanoi and over 20 world natural and intangible heritages in Vietnam. The exhibition of historical documents and objects related to the Politburo conference from December 18, 1974 – January 1, 1975 that sought to liberate the South and reunify the country in the war against the US. On the occasion, … [Read more...]

What’s on September 2015 (Daily updated)

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MUSIC AND PERFORMANCESHanoi-Creative City Day - Opening of Hanoi Creative City Sat 05 Sep 2015, 8 am - 9.30 pm Hanoi Creative City, No. 1 Luong Yen, Bach Dang Ward, Hai Ba Trung District. With many fascinating activities, such as: - The unique street performances, amazing magic shows in lively music and colorful fairs - High-tech entertainment space, fashion and street foods - Stacked tires, games in rustic styles, Pitches stairs, and transparent glass with ArtPEn, etc… PROGRAM: + 8h - 18h: Flea market + 10h - 11h: Street performance + 15h - 20h: Vietnam Freestyle Football Championship + 20h - 21h30: Street music Free entrance. Contact information: Email: Creativecity.vn@gmail.com HCMC-Saigon Philharmonic Orchestra concert Sept 4, 8pm Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music A "Classical Masterworks" concert by the Saigon Philharmonic Orchestra with two Chinese artists - conductor Cui Hongjia and pianist Cui Honggen. Featuring masterpieces by Mozart and … [Read more...]

Creative hub to open in Hanoi in September

An art, creativity and entertainment complex, set to open on September 1 in Hanoi, will gather together individuals, businesses, and organisations making up the creative industry in Vietnam. Photo: Hanoi Creative City Located at 1 Luong Yen street, Hanoi Creative City promises to provide a special zone for artistic and creative activities. It is designed to inspire and contribute to the educational process, development of creative abilities and artistic awareness of the young generation in Vietnam. On opening day, visitors will have the opportunity to join various activities, including receiving henna tattoos, painting flowering and collages using henna ink originating in Arabia, body painting, glass ball juggling and street music. Hanoi Creative City is a model artistic – creative complex, which includes offices for lease. The first to tenth floors are public spaces, which include retail and service shops, restaurants, bars, clubs, galleries, museums, parks, private … [Read more...]

20th Red river delta region fine arts exhibition

Photo for illustration (Source: VNA) Vietnam Fine Arts Association (VFAA) in collaboration with Ha Nam provincial People's Committee held the 20th​ Red river delta region fine arts exhibition on August 30th. The exhibition showcased 217 paintings, graphic works, sculptures and applied fine arts by 200 artists, among them 73 artists from the VFAA and Literature and Arts Associations in the provinces of Bac Ninh, Ha Nam, Hai Duong, Hung Yen, Nam Dinh, Ninh Binh, Quang Ninh, Thai Binh, and Hai Phong city. The fine art works were composed by the artists from August 2014 to July 2015. By featuring the beauty of the region's landscapes and people, the event created a chance for painters and sculptors to meet and exchange composing experiences with each other, thus contributing to developing the Vietnam Fine Arts in general and Red river delta fine arts in particular. At the exhibition, the organizing board presented one A, one B prize, one C prize and 7 condolence prizes for best … [Read more...]

Exhibition highlights historical event in Hanoi

Hanoi, August 31 (VNA)- An exhibition of historical documents and objects related to the Politburo conference from December 18, 1974 – January 8, 1975 that sought to liberate the South and reunify the country in the war against the US, opened in the Thang Long Royal Citadel in Hanoi on August 30. As part of activities to mark the 70th anniversary of the August Revolution and National Day, the event was hosted by the Centre for the Preservation of Thang Long-Hanoi Cultural Heritage . On the occasion, the centre also arranged a photo exhibition spotlighting the value of world cultural and natural heritage in Vietnam and intangible cultural values of Hanoi such as Ca Tru (ceremonial singing), Giong Festival and tombstones in Van Mieu (the Temple of Literature) and Quoc Tu Giam (Vietnam’s first national university). The exhibition is within the framework of the Heritage Photo Tour 2015, which began in June this year with the aim to promote world heritage sites in … [Read more...]

Tay Bac – Viet Bac fine art exhibition opens in Son La

The 20th Tay Bac - Viet Bac fine art exhibition is taking place in Son La province. (Photo: VNA) The exhibition which co-organised by the Son La provincial People’s Committee and the Vietnam Fine Arts Association showcased nearly 230 works to mark the 70th anniversary of August Revolution and National Day and 120th anniversary of the establishment of Son La province. The event gathered the participation of painters and sculptors from 15 provinces including Vinh Phuc, Cao Bang, Phu Tho, Thai Nguyen, Tuyen Quang, Ha Giang, Bac Kan, Hoa Binh, Lao Cai, Lang Son, Yen Bai, Bac Giang, Dien Bien, Lai Chau and Son La. The fine art works in various genres such as oil-paint, lacquer, silk, acrylic, wood, aluminum, iron, bronze and stone…. On this occasion, the fine arts council presented two B prizes for works of "Cho phien" (kermis) by author Nguyen Viet Dung from Hoa Binh province and "Xin chao" (Hello) by author Le Manh Hieu from Vinh Phuc, one C prize and five consolation … [Read more...]

Trading parts of endangered animals goes rampant in Vietnam

Parts of endangered animals including tigers, panthers, bears and antelopes have been blatantly traded in Vietnam at exorbitant prices, as these items appeal to a large clientele who believe in their purported medicinal properties and feng shui effects or simply use them as decorative objects. Rings trafficking and processing organs of wild animals, particularly those teetering on the verge of extinction, have done good business and reaped whopping profits, according to a recent Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper investigation. Last week, Tuoi Tre reporters met Lam, who was introduced by some insiders as a distributor of tiger coats, at a small house in Thu Dau Mot City, the capital of the southern province of Binh Duong. Showing coats of different colors and kinds, the man claimed they belong to wild cats and tigers and fetch corresponding prices. A palm-sized piece of tiger coat fetches VND500,000 (US$22), while wallets made from panther fur and the lower jaws of tigers with two … [Read more...]

First exhibition for Malaysian, Vietnamese female artists

A corner of the exhibition (Credit: songmoi.vn) NDO – A fine arts exhibition, featuring outstanding paintings by female artists from Vietnam and Malaysia, is taking place in Hanoi from August 26 to September 3 on the occasion of 58th anniversary of Malaysian National Day (August 31) and the 70th anniversary of Vietnamese National Day (September 2). The event, held by the Malaysian Embassy in Hanoi in collaboration with numerous agencies and individuals in Vietnam, is the fourth edition in the series ‘Destination’ which has been organised in Hanoi and Kuala Lumpur since 2012. This is the first exhibition honouring the talents of female artists from Vietnam and Malaysia. The exhibition ‘Destination IV – Sprouting’, taking place at the Hanoi Old Quarter Culture Exchange Centre at 50 Dao Duy Tu Street, Hoan Kiem District, features more than 30 of the latest art works by four Malaysian and five Vietnamese painters who have become remarkable artists … [Read more...]

Free music gala in HCM City to celebrate National Day

HCM CITY (VNS)— More than 40 singers and theatre artists will perform at a free gala performance, Tuoi Tre Viet Nam-Cau Chuyen Hoa Binh (Vietnamese Youth-the Story of Peace), in HCM City next week to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the country's National Day (September 2). The evening will feature pop stars My Tam and Quang Dung, and young singers Dinh Huong, Truc Nhan, Dong Nhi and Trung Quan Idol as well as nearly 70 dancers, musicians and pop bands. Revolutionary music and dance, and national heroes and soldiers, will be featured, as well as songs in praise of love and peace. The artists will perform before an expected audience of more than 1,300 at Hoa Binh Theatre. The event's organisers, Central Association of Vietnamese Youth and Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper, in co-operation with its partners, will present tickets to students and young people. The concert will begin at 7.30pm on September 2 at Hoa Binh Theatre, 240 Ba Thang Hai Street, District 10. It will air on Viet … [Read more...]

August 31-September 6: German Film Festival in Vietnam 2015

A Nhan Dan selection of noteworthy arts and culture events in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City HANOI PERFORMANCE Live Music Event "The Music Emporium" 8.30 pm, September 3 Hanoi Social Club 6 Hoi Vu street, Hoan Kiem district The Music Emporium – a new intimate live music event at 8:30pm every Thursday night at The Hanoi Social Club - offers live music lovers a unique way to get to know young and talented Vietnamese singers - songwriters. Tickets: VND 50,000 at the door German Film Festival in Vietnam 2015 September 6 - 13 National Cinema Centre 87 Lang Ha street, Ba Dinh district In its 6th year, the German Film Festival will showcase the remarkable dynamism and creativity of the German film industry, genres ranging from thriller to drama and comedy. The festival will present more than 30 screenings – in original German language with Vietnamese and English subtitles or voice-over – with selected films which have been particularly successful in … [Read more...]

Summer camps for Vietnamese young people organized in Czech Republic

Dramas make campers interest (Photo : VNA) A summer camp for Vietnamese young people aged 10-20 in the Czech Republic was organized by the Vietnamese Buddhists’ Association and the Vietnamese Women’s Association in Královéhradec province on August 22nd -25th. During the camp, the Vietnamese young people, most of whom were born and grown up in the Czech Republic, were guided to play group games, outdoor activities, art exchange, group activities, campfire by monks and students. Highlight of the camp was an art program performed by campers, who were divided into five teams and each team told a Vietnamese fairy tale in the form of drama and hip-hop dance. With witty performance, combination between fairy and modern elements and lisp in speaking Vietnamese language of campers, the program brought laugh to viewers. Ms. Vu Thi Ha, Head of the Vietnamese Women’s Association and a member of the executive board of the Vietnamese Buddhists’ Association … [Read more...]

Viet Tu’s Fame on Vietnam’s Stage

Graduating from the major of Movie-TV Director at the Hanoi Stage and Cinema University, Viet Tu learned from foreign videos and studied different art genres, such as painting, performing and dancing to support his work. Viet Tu became famous when he worked as a vision director for the "Nhat Thuc" (Solar Eclipse) live show of singer Tran Thu Ha. "Nhat thuc" shocked the audience with its strange new trend, including lyrics, melody, performance art and arrangement. This show became a special musical event, a cultural phenomenon of 2002, a great landmark of innovation in music’s original style and performance in Vietnam. "I think that the music of Tran Thu Ha differentiates others so it must be a programme showing her unique idiosyncrasy," said Viet Tu. After "Nhat Thuc", Viet Tu reaffirmed his talent and creativeness by staging the New Year's Eve Gala of 2002-2003 on the top of the Melia Hotel with the performance of an orchestra of 150 musicians. The programme was a visual … [Read more...]