American singer Bob Dylan, famous for his anti-war songs during the Vietnam War, will perform in the country for the first time on April 10 at the sports ground of RMIT Vietnam University in Ho Chi Minh City, during his Asia and Australia tour. Sai Gon Giai Phong talks to the RMIT Vietnam President, Professor Merilyn Liddell, about why her Australian university is getting involved in the concert. Excerpts: Why is RMIT Vietnam hosting the show? The Bob Dylan concert is not an RMIT event. However, it's true that many of our students and staff often feel frustrated that major international performers have conducted Asian tours taking in Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and other locations, crisscrossing the region but leaving Vietnam off their tour itineraries. We think Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi should be seen as major regional centers of at least the same importance as these other locations. When the organisers of the Bob Dylan concert made it known to us that legendary Bob Dylan … [Read more...] about Bob Dylan show expected to make Vietnam known more
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When Bob Dylan takes the stage in Ho Chi Minh City April 10, he will be preceded by a tribute to Vietnam's own, legendary antiwar bard: Trinh Cong Son. The performance, entitled Bob Dylan and His Band, will be held (at Dylan's request) on the grass of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (RMIT), as part of an Asian tour that includes a visit to Beijing on April 6 and Shanghai on April 8. To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the death of Son, perhaps Vietnam's most popular composer, local singers will open the show with 15 compositions penned by the late legend - also known, internationally, as the "Vietnamese Bob Dylan." "One of the features of the planned Bob Dylan event that really appeals to us is that a significant part of the concert will be devoted to a tribute to great Vietnamese poet and musician Trinh Cong Son," RMIT Vietnam President, Professor Merilyn Liddell told Thanh Nien Weekly. "Most Vietnamese know and respect Son but few foreigners have that … [Read more...] about Trinh Cong Son tribute to open for Bob Dylan
Following a series of concerts by international musicians of all genres and stardom levels from Asian star Bi Rain to world-renowned icon Bob Dylan that has heated up Vietnam’s music scene in recent years, show organizers now promise there will be more to come. Hints of upcoming shows featuring big names and not so big names, from Linkin’ Park, Michael Learns to Rock, Jason Mraz, Bon Jovi to Justin Timberlake, have been leaked to many media channels, arousing heightened expectations of Vietnamese music fans, especially young ones. However, whether the excited fans will get to see more of their idols performing in Vietnam or not remains to be seen. We may lose, but we will continue “When we first decided to hold a Bob Dylan concert here, we already knew it would be a financial loss for us,” said Nguyen Kim Hanh of Saigon Sound System which organized last Sunday’s Bob Dylan show on Ho Chi Minh’s RMIT campus. “But we will continue to do it … [Read more...] about What’s in store after BSB & Bob Dylan failures?
All audiences, VIPs included, will sit on green grass for a live performance of Bob Dylan to be held at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (RMIT) on April 10. This is one of the requirements Dylan has made for his live show in Vietnam. The other requirement is for the sound system. It must meet international standards to ensure high quality for his performance. Unlike the Backstreet Boys, who handed local organizers a thick manual on how to serve them, the legendary American musician didn’t ask for any VIP greeting at the airport or recording for the show. Dylan only wants a room with two windows at an ordinary hotel. Besides Dylan’s classics, the live concert will also pay tribute to the Vietnamese Bob Dylan, the late songwriter Trinh Cong Son, whose life and career Dylan said he knew and admired and made him want to perform in Vietnam. Well-known local singers and artists including saxophonist Tran Manh Tuan will perform the Trinh Cong Son … [Read more...] about Bob Dylan seeks simplicity for live show
Music legend Bob Dylan will give a unique performance at the RMIT University in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City on April 10. The famous singer is on an Asian tour and this is his first ever concert in Vietnam, also marking a celebration of his 100th performance in 22 years. The first part of the show will include musician Trinh Cong Son songs performed by Vietnamese singers such as Cam Van, My Linh, Hong Nhung, Thanh Lam, Quang Dung, Duc Tuan and saxophonist Tran Manh Tuan. It aims to commemorate the 10th death anniversary of Vietnam’s most famous and beloved songwriter. The folk legend Bob Dylan and his band will take to the stage, presenting Vietnamese fans with his wonderful songs and album renditions in the second part of the show. Bob Dylan’s real name is Robert Allen Zimmerman and he was born in 1941. He is a renowned American singer-songwriter, poet and painter with more than 50-recorded albums in a career spanning six decades. Dylan has both amplified and … [Read more...] about Bob Dylan’s first ever concert in Vietnam