TV music show with 70 artists celebrates Lunar New Year
HCM CITY — A special TV music show featuring 70 singers, rappers, dancers, musicians and theatre artists will air on HCM City Television (HTV) to celebrate Tết (Lunar New Year), which begins on February 12.
The show, called Gala Nhạc Viet - Năm Moi Bình An (Vietnamese Music Gala – Happy Lunar New Year), features songs, dances and theatrical performances in praise of country, soldiers, love and Spring.
Pop stars Cẩm Ly and Đam Vĩnh Hưng will sing folk songs featuring traditional culture and lifestyles, while young idols Bui Anh Tuấn, Han Sara, Hiền Hồ and Erik together will perform romantic melodies, and dance and electronic music.
Famous songs about Tết, such as Cau Chuc Tan Xuan (Wishes for the New Year), Tết Tuyet Vời (Wonderful Tết) and Bai Ca Mua Xuan (Spring Song), will be included. The songs are about love, youth and friendship.
Rappers Wowy and Yuno Bigboi will perform top hits that helped shoot them to fame at Rap Viet, the first TV competition seeking talented rappers in Viet Nam aired last year. Rap Viet was adapted from The Rapper of Thailand, a show widely known in Asia.
“We worked to provide audiences with a show with high quality in both music and visual content. I hope my music in Gala Nhạc Viet- Năm Moi Bình An sends best wishes to Vietnamese at home and abroad during Tết,” said rapper Wowy of HCM City, who spent hours working in HTV’s studio to prepare for his performance.
Wowy, whose real name is Nguyễn Ngọc Minh Huy, began his career in 2006. He is considered a rap pioneer in the south and has been particularly successful in combining rap with Vietnamese social and cultural issues.
His hits include Hai Thế Gioi (Two Worlds), Khu Tao Sống (Where I Live), Buddha and Lão Đại (The Senior).
Featured performances will include contemporary dances staged by artists from the HCM City College of Dance and HCM City Youth Cultural House. The dancers will perform in ao dai (Vietnamese dress) designed by leading Vietnamese fashion houses.
The show will air at 9am on the HTV9 channel on the first day of the Lunar New Year, February 12. — VNS
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