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Monsoon Music Festival: Hanoi to have 'Hang Nhac Street'
Ngo Minh 23:35, 2023/10/06
The Monsoon Music Festival 2023 will provide audiences with a unique musical experience and serve as a platform for cultural exchange between Vietnam and the rest of the world.

Monsoon Music Festival 2023 will be held from October 14 to 22 at Thang Long Imperial Citadel and other venues in Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.

According to musician Quoc Trung, head of the organizing committee and general director of the program, the theme of Monsoon Music Festival 2023 is "Hang Nhac Street" (Street of Music), inspired by the names of 36 commercial Hang streets in Hanoi's Old Quarter, with each Hang denoting a trade.

Musician Quoc Trung presents the highlights of the Monsoon Music Festival 2023 at a press conference. Photo: Ngo Minh/The Hanoi Times

"We bring music to every corner of Hanoi's streets, fully satisfying the community's need to enjoy the arts," said Trung.

The Monsoon Music Festival 2023, which will be held simultaneously at different venues in Hanoi, will spread a festive atmosphere throughout the city, allowing the public and tourists to feel the vibrancy of Hanoi with its iconic 36 streets.

The opening night will be held on October 14 at Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square.

The "Hang Nhac Street" Music Week (October 15-20) will take place at various locations in Hanoi's Old Quarter, including the Cultural and Arts Center (22 Hang Buom), Old Hanoi Street Cultural Exchange Center (50 Dao Duy Tu), Golden Bell Theater, Nguy Nhu Kon Tum Auditorium...

Thang Long Citadel Night will be held on October 21-22 at the Thang Long Imperial Citadel, with musical performances and art exhibitions.

Famous rock band Buc Tuong will perform at the festival.

The festival will feature 40 Vietnamese and international artists and bands, including Buc Tuong, Ngot, Vu, Lope Dope, Meow Lac, Phao, Suboi (Vietnam); Xinh Xo, Forgotten Future (USA); Sun Jun, Fergessen (France); Dust&Metal (UK-US); Lydmor (Denmark); Andreas Tilliander (Sweden); Munan (Korea), Club Mild (Singapore) and Rome in Reverse (Italy).

In addition to the performances, the Monsoon Music Festival will offer three seminars on the music and cultural industry, including Policies for Cultural Projects in Hanoi, Safety and Health in the Performance Production Industry, What Direction for Young Artists and Bands in Finding Their Own Market?

There will be a conference sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism for experts in culture, arts, and music to share their perspectives with the aim of helping artists and troupes expand their development opportunities.

The participation of regulators, record companies and artists will help promote the development of the capital's music and cultural industries.

Beginning in 2023, Monsoon Music Festival will launch an art promotion fund called Inspire Your Next to introduce quality music products by famous Vietnamese and international artists and present potential young artists to the Vietnamese public.

Through the Inspire Your Next Fund, selected artists will have the opportunity to participate in short-term training programs and professional development workshops. The organizing committee will help them connect with record labels, media regulators and production organizations.

For a long time, the Monsoon Music Festival has become one of the prestigious brands contributing to the promotion of Vietnam's music industry to become more professional, creating conditions for Vietnamese artists to have opportunities to exchange and collaborate with international artists.

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