HCM City has piloted a tour of local artists’ houses and see art performances.
Foreign tourists at Truc Mai Home Concert
In the first quarter of this year, the city attracted more international tourists for its art and folk music shows, which was among motivations for the city to conduct the trial tour to artists’ house.
Artist Dinh Linh and his wife Tuyet Mai has a Truc Mai Home Concert at 104 Pham Viet Chanh Street, Ward 19, Binh Thanh District. Since 2004, the place has become a familiar place for tourists.
It is also often called Vietnam’s first private traditional musical instrument museum.
Artist Phuong Bao (middle) and visitors to her house
Phuong Bao Music Centre at on Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street in District 1 also lures many visitors who can play the instruments along with artists.
Merited artist Minh Vuong wants to introduce a space displaying 200 photos which feature his career process. He said that the project is aimed to promote Cai Luong (reformed theatre).
People’s Artist Le Thanh Tung’s class on Nhac Tai Tu, a genre of southern Vietnamese chamber music has opened to tourists.
People’s Artist Dinh Bang Phi is ready to welcome visitors to his private library about Hat Boi or Vietnamese opera in Tan Binh District.
Meanwhile, Merited Artist Truong Son and his colleagues often perform Cai Luong at Thai Hung Temple to serve visitors.
According to Artist Hoang Song Viet he proposed the artists’ house model in 2007 when Tran Huu Trang Theatre in HCM City marked its 100th founding anniversary. At that time, visitors were welcomed backstage.
People’s Artist Phuong Bao said that the model would not bring much profit in the short run, but in the long run, with a proper strategy, this would promise more performance opportunities for artists.
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