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New stadium opens for musical bands

The Band by Vinaphone singing contest officially opened for applications on March 12. The contest is expected to become a high-quality musical playground to discover new musical bands in Viet Nam. — Photo youtube.com
Viet Nam News

HA NOI — The Band by Vinaphone, a contest for musical bands in Viet Nam and abroad, has been officially opened for applications.

“The playgrounds for musical bands during the 1990s used to be cradles for contemporary famous names in Viet Nam’s musical industry, such as singer Bang Kieu, an ex-member of the Chia Khoa Vang (Golden Key) band, or My Linh, an ex-member of the Tay Ho band,” said Nguyen Truong Giang, vice director of Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group. Therefore, The Band by Vinaphone is expected to become a high-quality musical playground for discovering new bands, he added.

The contestants will have three judges: musician Le Minh Son, composer Duong Cam and choreographer Tran Ly Ly.

The Band by Vinaphone will have four rounds. In the first round, lasting from March 12 to April 12, the contestants will send their videos, without any technical editing, to the organisers. The selected contestants will enter the second round, where they will have to compete directly on stage in three regions across the nation. The six best bands will perform in the regional finals to select the best two bands who will compete in the national finale, which will be held in HCM City in May.

The winning band will win VND150 million (US$6,500) in cash, will have their debut album produced and released by the organisers and will have the opportunity to perform in grand artistic events.

As a member of the judging panel, musician Son confirmed the contest will be based on a “pure and competitive” spirit.

According to composer Duong Cam, the element he is looking for in the contestants is their individual creativity. He also encouraged them to compose their own songs to showcase their own style in their performances.  

Further information on the application procedure, prizes and voting methods will be updated on the website: http://theband.vinaphone.com.vn. — VNS


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