HCM City to host HOZO int'l music festival in December

HCM City will host Hò dô 2019 (HOZO), an international music festival on December 13-15, according to the city's Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

HCM City to host HOZO int'l music festival in December

The festival is part of HCM City’s strategic investment plan to develop the city’s cultural industry until 2020.

HCM City has long been considered a place with the most exciting music activities in the country. However, many locals have not had a chance to experience the real spirit that a festival should have.

For the past 10 years, many music lovers could only be proud of Giai Điệu Mùa Thu (Autumn Melody), a festival dedicated to classical music.

Though it cannot be denied that HCM City has hosted interesting music events, many of them were sponsored by brands for both cultural and advertising purposes.

With that, HOZO will be the first international music event that is backed up by the state.

According to deputy director of the HCM City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Nguyen Thi Thanh Thuy, HOZO will offer a precious opportunity for traditional music to merge with modern music, spreading the value of national music and culture to the world.

10 participating countries

The HOZO international music festival is expected to take place between December 13 and 15 on Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in District 1.

 

A variety of performances will be offered, from jazz and pop to traditional music.

The lineup includes artists from France, Belgium, Spain, Russia, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Greece, Cuba and Vietnam.

Locals will be able to enjoy music activities as well as exhibitions and food fare at the festival.

Two seminars on world music trends and the country’s music industry under the impact of 4.0 industry and international integration will be held as well.

To create a meaningful playground for Vietnamese music talents, HOZO plans to dedicate a stage for a band that will be selected by the organisation board.

Young bands from across the country are encouraged to submit their performances via https://hozomusicfestival.com for a chance to be selected and to perform with the international line-up during the festival.

Musician Huy Tuan, music and art director of the festival, said that all cities should have music festivals, especially HCM City, since it is the biggest city in the country and has a diverse music market.

The festival allows local residents to discover different types of music and artists and also offers them a chance to reunite with their friends and family at a joyful event, according to Tuan.
The festival also offers professionals a platform to expand their audience and performance venues. VNS

 
 

Other News

.
Nude photos displayed at 3D virtual exhibition
Nude photos displayed at 3D virtual exhibition
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  01/07/2021 

Photos capturing nude models in yoga positions by renowned Vietnamese photographer Nguyen Thai Phien will be displayed at a 3D virtual exhibition called Nắng Sau Rèm (Sunshine Behind the Curtain).

Sharpshooter Linh leading the line for club and country
Sharpshooter Linh leading the line for club and country
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  01/07/2021 

Just over two weeks ago, Vietnam’s Nguyen Tien Linh latched onto a through ball and slotted past Emirati goalkeeper Ali Khaseif to score his fifth goal in seven 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

Artists take extra jobs to earn a living during pandemic
Artists take extra jobs to earn a living during pandemic
FEATUREicon  01/07/2021 

Since the Covid-19 outbreak has caused entertainment activities to be suspended, artists have had to take many different jobs.

Paintings portray inspiring stories during pandemic
Paintings portray inspiring stories during pandemic
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  30/06/2021 

Inspiring images of a doctor wearing PPE feeding a COVID-19-infected baby, shops offering free lunches and rice ATMs are some of the inspirations for painter Le Sa Long’s recent artworks about the pandemic.

Women’s football team in group B of AFC Women’s Asian Cup
Women’s football team in group B of AFC Women’s Asian Cup
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  30/06/2021 

The Vietnamese national football women’s football team have been drawn in Group B of the qualifying round of 2022 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women’s Asian Cup.

New direction for creative cultural spaces
New direction for creative cultural spaces
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  01/07/2021 

In the context of the COVID-19 epidemic, the expansion of activities via online platforms is a new and essential direction to maintain the "vitality" of creative cultural spaces.

Vietnamese woman debuts in multinational K-pop music group
Vietnamese woman debuts in multinational K-pop music group
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  30/06/2021 

Beating thousands of other competitors from different Asian countries, Vietnamese woman Tran Nguyen Tram Anh has been selected to be a member of the K-pop multinational music group Beauty Box.

Vietnam Film Festival 2021 to begin on September 12
Vietnam Film Festival 2021 to begin on September 12
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  29/06/2021 

The 22nd version of the Vietnam Film Festival is scheduled to take place in Thua Thien-Hue between September 12 and September 16, with the event featuring the best local movies released over the past two years.

SEA Games 31 expected to be held in April or May 2022
SEA Games 31 expected to be held in April or May 2022
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  29/06/2021 

The 31st SEA Games hosted by Vietnam later this year is likely to be postponed until April or May 2022.

Murals in Hanoi convey message of fighting Covid-19
Murals in Hanoi convey message of fighting Covid-19
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  29/06/2021 

A 100-metre-long wall on Vu Trong Khanh Street in Hanoi's Ha Dong District, is now painted with colorful images that spread a message of fighting COVID-19. It is a work by the Hanoi Youth Union.

Vietnamese fashion designer’s collection launched in Milan
Vietnamese fashion designer’s collection launched in Milan
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  29/06/2021 

The collection called "Quintessence" by Vietnamese designer Phan Dang Hoang is one of the top 30 best collections voted on by the fashion council, with representatives from the LVMH group, Versace, and Vogue Italy.

Special online concert to support COVID-19 Vaccine Fund
Special online concert to support COVID-19 Vaccine Fund
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  29/06/2021 

An online international symphony concert connecting Vietnam with the world was held on Sunday evening to support the COVID-19 Vaccine Fund, the largest-ever vaccination campaign in the country.

Luy Lau ceramics feature the soul of an ancient citadel
Luy Lau ceramics feature the soul of an ancient citadel
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  29/06/2021 

Luy Lau, a line of ancient ceramics from the northern province of Bac Ninh's Thuan Thanh District is reviving its historical, cultural and artistic values after many ups and downs, 

Online music show evokes beautiful memories
Online music show evokes beautiful memories
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  28/06/2021 

Vietnamese singers are being featured in a YouTube show which reminds people of beautiful memories of their youth.

New art space opens in Northwest
New art space opens in Northwest
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  28/06/2021 

Known as one of the leading pianists in Vietnam, Pho An My creates her art in a separate and unique way. 

Turning driftwood into works of art
Turning driftwood into works of art
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  29/06/2021 

The statues of 12 oriental zodiac animals, carved from giant tree stumps found at the bottom of the Tien River, impresses visitors to My Luong ecotourism site located in Cho Moi District in the southern province of An Giang.

Does Vietnam need two national football teams?
Does Vietnam need two national football teams?
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  28/06/2021 

Is the idea of setting up two national football squads to play at the AFF Cup and the 2022 World Cup qualifiers possible?

Referee Le just wants to run good, clean fights
Referee Le just wants to run good, clean fights
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  28/06/2021 

With a passion for her career as a boxing referee, 1-star International Boxing Association (AIBA) referee and judge, Bui Thi Nhat Le, just wants to referee good, clean fights to help the sport progress.

Vietnam move up one place to 32nd in FIFA Women’s Rankings
Vietnam move up one place to 32nd in FIFA Women’s Rankings
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  28/06/2021 

Vietnam climbed one place to 32nd in the latest FIFA women’s rankings released on June 25.

French museum hosts exhibition on painter Mai Trung Thu
French museum hosts exhibition on painter Mai Trung Thu
ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTSicon  27/06/2021 

The Ursulines Museum in France is currently exhibiting paintings by Vietnamese master Mai Trung Thu, the first retrospective ever in Macon City.

 
 
 
Leave your comment on an article

OR QUICK LOGIN