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What's on October 19-25 (Daily updated)
  • | dtinews.vn | October 19, 2020 07:40 AM


Hanoi-Music Night: Saigon Soul Revival

Oct 23, 8 pm
L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street

From L’Espace:

Since 2016, Saigon Soul Revival (SSR) has been celebrating the alternative music of pre-1975 Saigon with its live performances.

Magnificent tribute to the original composers and singers of the golden age of this music, the group applies new arrangements and offers their own interpretations of ancient Vietnamese songs. With tight grooves, psychedelic textures and a unique and powerful sound, SSR has scoured music stages and festivals across Vietnam, including major events like Quest Festival, Vibe Nation and Mui Ne Music & Art festivals.

SSR will perform for a unique evening at L’Espace, featuring Vietnamese rapper Blacka as guest artist. The concert promises to be rich in discoveries.

Artists :
Nguyễn Anh Minh (voice)
Indy Jeremy Vinh Laville (guitar)
Nguyễn Hương Bảo Hiếu (drums)
Gabriel Kaouros (bass)
Nicolas Garos (keyboard)
Guest artist : Blacka (rapper)



Danang- Exhibition on Covid-19


Oct 19-25,

Fine Arts Museum, Danang City

A collection of 120 paintings and photos by 106 painters andphotographers from 11 cities and provinces, featuring activities and efforts bylocal people and doctors in the fight against COVID-19.

Hanoi- Lacquer and Paper Exhibition

Until Oct 22,
2nd floor, Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Ba Dinh District.

Hanoi-Exhibition on 1010th anniversary of Thang Long – Hanoi

Until the end of October

Thang Long -Hanoi Heritage Conservation Centre

An exhibition themed ‘Kinh Do Muon Doi’ (The eternal capital) is underway at the Thang Long Royal Citadel in Hanoi as part of activities to celebrate 1010th anniversary of Thang Long – Hanoi and the 66th anniversary of the city's Liberation Day (October 10, 1954-2020).

Hanoi- Hanoi 1967 – 1975 – A Photography Exhibition by Thomas Billhardt

Opening: Oct 3, 6 pm
Exhibition: Oct 3 – Nov 15 (Tues to Sun), 10am – 7 pm
Manzi Exhibition Space – No. 2 Ngõ Hàng Bún
Manzi Art Space – 14 Phan Huy Ich Street

From Manzi:

The Goethe Institut, Camera Work, Nhã Nam Publisher and Manzi Art Space are pleased to present an extraordinary photo exhibition featuring Hanoi in the period of 1967 to 1975 by world-renowned German photographer Thomas Billhardt.

Consisting of 130 black & white and colour photos taken during Thomas Billhardt’s trips to Vietnam, the exhibition presents viewers an honest documentary of Hanoi from 1967 to 1975, minute by quotidian minute, sincere and unadorned.



Documentary Film “The Glorious Pain”

Oct 18 – 19, 7 pm
L’espace, 24 Trang Tien Street, Hanoi
Oct 28, 7 pm
Location information will be provided for early registration when we select a location in Can Tho
Nov 1, 7 pm
Institut d’Échanges Culturels avec la France – IDECAF
31 Thai Van Lung, D.1, HCMC

From the organizer:

“More than 100 hours of filming, 18 months accompanying the characters on the stage of passion and also in the life puzzles to complete in 50 minutes of the film, which are bare, emotional, and respectful moments…”

The Glorious Pain is a documentary film which features the journey of a small classical Vietnamese opera (Tuồng) troup and one of the very few left, as they travel and perform through the Western Vietnam countryside. The Royal characters, behind the closed curtains are commoners and peasants who struggle to make ends meet. The troup is on the verge of disbandment because the main artists were going through a hard time. What future awaits the troup and its artists? Would it disappear in the same way as many other traditional art forms?

The Glorious Pain is produced by The Department of Entertainment Program and is part of the VTV Special Documentary Series. It took more than a year from the first day of location scouting until the film was completed.

The Glorious Pain is also among the projects featuring traditional culture of Vietnam which receive funding from the Film, Archive and Music Lab (FAMLAB). This fund is part of the Cultural Heritage for Inclusive Growth Initiative by British Council.

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