Canada and Vietnam enjoy a fruitful and multifaceted relationship that precedes the formal establishment of diplomatic relations in 1973. This relationship continues to expand across a broad spectrum of business, academia, media, culture, sports, and tourism. Over the past year, both Canada and Vietnam have recognized this important milestone and participated in cultural exchanges. In September of this year, the Vietnamese Government organised a very popular cultural week in Canada, featuring a film festival and a musical performance. Tonight’s performance continues with this cultural exchange between the two countries. “We are excited to be able to showcase a sample of Canadian culture and heritage here tonight. The B’s Bees offer a dynamic musical performance in a spectacular venue,” said Mr. Robert Bissett, Chargé d’affaires of Canadian Embassy. Speaking about the concert, the B’s Bees’ band leader Brandon Goodwin shared, “We are excited to be part of this memorable event and we are proud to be from a country that works so hard to maintain a strong relationship with Vietnam.” Montréal group B’s Bees is a hard swinging jazz outfit known for their compelling original music and high energy interpretations of the music of past masters, such as The Jazz Messengers, Thelonious Monk and Charlie Haden. Comprised of 4 core members and several charter members, B’s Bees wowed the audience at their debut concert at the Montréal International Jazz Festival in 2012.