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TV stations ready with Tet specials

Ho Chi Minh City Television (HTV) will broadcast a special two-hour programme on Lunar New Year's Eve (January 23) showing celebrations around the city and in neighbouring provinces.

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Quê Hương Mùa Đoàn Tụ will air at 10:10pm on January 24, while Gala Ngày Trở Về will begin at 8:5pm on January 27.— VNS

The programme, which will begin at 9pm on HTV7, will feature a music gala called Tết HTV 2029 (Lunar New Year- 2020) with music, dance and drama performed by 100 artists.
Renowned singers Cam Ly, Van Khanh and Nhat Cuong will sing songs in praise of Spring and love.

Veteran theatre performers Thanh Thanh Hien, Que Tran, Kim Tu Long will appear in a series of excerpts from famous cải lương (reformed opera) plays.

People’s Artist Minh Vuong and his young colleagues like Le Thuy and Trong Huu will perform in one and two-act comedies featuring traditional tales.

HTV channels will broadcast cultural and art programmes and films every day from 5am until late from January 23-30. These will include traditional music and songs, and cải lương performances featuring veteran and young actors of Tran Huu Trang Theatre.

There will be live broadcasts of festivities including the Ông Đồ (calligraphy) Market and Nguyen Hue Flower Street in District 1.

HTV officials said they have worked with TV channels based in the provinces for live broadcasts of Tet celebrations there.

“Our work focuses on stories about the Vietnamese family to highlight traditional culture and lifestyle,” said Nguyen Minh Hai, head of HTV’s music and arts office.

Viet Nam Television will air two programmes on January 24 and 27 featuring different cultural and art shows.

The show, Quê Hương Mùa Đoàn Tụ (Homeland in Tet), will includes reports and performances by overseas Vietnamese artists.

People’s Artist and pianist Dang Thai Son and his mother, pianist Thai Thi Lien, will be featured. Pianist Son will play a Vietnamese piece with his student, Dang Quang.

Vietnamese-American pop star Tran Thu Ha will sing with her father, People’s Artist and singer Tran Hieu.

The Gala Ngày Trở Về (Returning) is a special show focusing on Vietnamese businesspeople who have developed their careers overseas. Enterpreneur Tran Ngoc Phuc of Japan and Dr Nguyen Thanh My of the US will be highlighted.

Quê Hương Mùa Đoàn Tụ will air at 10:10pm on January 24, while Gala Ngày Trở Về will begin at 8:5pm on January 27.— VNS

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