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HCM City to hold street performances downtown on weekends

A performance at Nguyen Hue Walking Street in downtown HCM City. Photo
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY— Nguyen Hue Walking Street in HCM City downtown will be alive with street artist performances every Saturday and Sunday night from May 13.

The HCM City Street Show will feature a creative combination of international contemporary performances and Vietnamese traditional culture from three main regions, according to Bui Ta Hoang Vu, director of the city’s Department of Tourism.

“Besides dancing, playing of musical instruments and magic acts, the show will offer beautiful melodies of quan ho (love duet), don ca tai tu (southern folk music) and gong ensembles,” Vu said at a press meeting held on May 8.

Many kinds of street entertainers will perform in the open air space every weekend, drawing both local visitors and foreign tourists.

Each month, the stages set up for the show on the Walking Street will be designed with different concepts to give new experiences to audiences.

Besides performances, the street show will include competitions to create a playground for talented buskers. 

Local and foreign individuals as well as groups of street entertainers can register for performances at the weekly show at the Department of Tourism, the show’s organiser.

Huynh Phuong Duy, a member of the a cappella group The Hoods, said that the show would be a great playground to practise performance techniques and to inspire others to perform and compose songs.

The group often performs at universities and music events. — VNS







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