More than 50 singers, dancers, musicians and theatre artists in HCM City are featured on the DVD Gala Nhạc Việt-Vui Như Tết (Vietnamese Music Gala–Happy Tết), released on Tuesday to celebrate Tết (Lunar New Year). — Photo from GalanhacvietfacebookViet Nam News HCM CITY — Spring and love are the hottest themes for music videos (MV) that have been released this month to welcome Tết (Lunar New Year), which begins February 5. The DVD, Gala Nhạc Việt-Vui Như Tết (Vietnamese Music Gala-Happy Tết), features music and theatre performances of nearly 50 singers, dancers, musicians and theatre artists. The artists, in traditional Vietnamese áo dài, stage songs, dances and theatrical performances in praise of country, soldiers, love and Spring. Pop stars Hồ Ngọc Hà and Thu Minh sing folk songs featuring traditional culture and lifestyles, while young singers … [Read more...] about New music videos celebrate Spring and love
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Dao Xa in Dong Lo Commune, Hanoi’s Ung Hoa District, was designated as a craft village for the production of traditional musical instruments such as erhu, zither and two-chord guitar three years ago, but visitors here can hardly see any musical instruments or hear music. Nguyen Ngoc Tua, chairman of Dong Lo Commune, says despite being named a traditional craft village, Dao Xa has less than 10 craftsman and they make few instruments. Duong Minh Cuong's is the only family that is able to make a living from this profession, he says. In the last 2 years Cuong has borrowed money to buy machines to make instruments, and his production has tripled. Photo by Trong Nghia. Situated in a small lane in the middle of the village is Cuong's house. The house is unlike most others in the village, with the smell of paint and wood drowning out the odor of poultry in the surroundings. It is also filled with the sound of music and machinery noises. In the beginning Cuong, 37, specialized in … [Read more...] about Young Hanoi craftsman helps preserve traditional music
By Phuong Dong  December 17, 2018 | 06:04 pm GMT+7 98 percent of internet users in Vietnam have made purchases online. Photo by AFP Up to 98 percent of internet users in Vietnam have made purchases online, up one percentage point over 2017. Increasing effectiveness of the online retail ecosystem in meeting the convenience of its shopper base has strengthened the online shopping habit, according to the 2018 Nielsen Connected Commerce Report. Fashion, travel, books and music continue to account for the largest proportion of online transactions in consumer goods, with 59 percent, 52 percent and 51 percent of Vietnamese consumer respondents saying they have purchased goods in the above categories in the respective order. These are also considered typical categories for the first-time online shoppers. Nguyen Anh Dung, director and head of Retail Measurement Services for Nielsen Vietnam, said that as levels of familiarity, comfort and confidence grow, consumers are … [Read more...] about Almost all Vietnamese internet users shop online
Singer Uyên Linh (centre), music producers Huy Tuấn (3rd left) and Anh Quân (3rd right), and members of music band Anh Em pose at a press conference to launch Music Home in Hà Nội on November 28. — Photo courtesy of FPT TelecomViet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Singer Uyên Linh – winner of Vietnam Idol 2010 – will open a new music series that will be live streamed from tonight (November 30). Entitled Music Home, the series will introduce famous singers, bands and songwriters on the monthly programme, which will be aired on the last Friday of every month. Alongside their hits, the programme will also reveal untold stories about their lives and careers. A production of FPT Telecom – one of the Việt Nam’s biggest internet service providers, the series is being produced by a professional team of producers Anh Quân and Huy Tuấn, and their band Anh Em (The Brothers). According to Huy Tuấn, who is … [Read more...] about FPT Telecom live streams new music series
Viet Nam News by Mộc Miên and An Vũ In recent years, the Vietnamese music scene, especially music for young people, has made great strides in production quality, especially music videos. This is an indispensable trend for artists, from senior artists like Mỹ Tâm and Đàm Vĩnh Hưng, to younger stars like Hương Tràm and Noo Phước Thịnh, in developing their images as well as elevating the quality of music videos. In this way, it is necessary to mention the approach to producing music videos, which is constantly being perfected, in terms of content as well as presentation. In the past, music videos were simple, with the main content used to highlight vocals and music. The videos of today are very different. "I see that music videos are now like short films, with complete stories that are consistent with the lyrical content of the song," said Nguyễn Ngọc Linh, a young music fan. According to … [Read more...] about Are long music videos worth the watch?