Cultural events celebrate birthday of Hoà Chí Minh
DIANA, PRINCESS WALES
HCM CITY Dozens of cultural programmes in HCM City will be organised to celebrate the 128th birthday of former President Hoà Chí Minh on May 19.
One of the highlights will be Vuøng Ñaát Roàng Bay (Land of Dragon), a music and poetry show featuring veteran and young singers and poets from 24 districts in the city.
Organised by the HCM City Youth Cultural House, the event on Saturday will feature songs, dances and poems in praise of the country, HCM City and Uncle Hoà.
During the event, the citys Youth Union will offer certificates and gifts to young people who have achieved results in study, work and charity activities.
In a separate programme, several hundred young workers and students in the city will attend a traditional music concert, Toâi Yeâu Ñôøn Ca Taøi Töû (I Love Taøi Töû Music), where taøi töû (a genre of southern music) and caûi löông (reformed opera) will be performed
Audiences will also learn about the arts through talks by professional performers of traditional art troupes in the city and southern provinces.
The citys Youth Union and its partners will launch a street festival on Sunday featuring art shows.
The artists will offer circus and puppet shows in the morning at Phaïm Ngoïc Thaïch Street, while music and song programmes will be staged in the evening at the Youth Cultural House.
The Hoà Chí Minh Museum Branch and War Remnants Museum are offering special exhibitions focusing on the President, his life and revolutionary career. Many photos of historic events and objects are on display. The exhibitions will run to June 10.
An outdoor cultural performance, Thaønh Phoá Mang Teân Baùc (Hoà Chí Minh City - The City Named after the President), offered by the city government will open on Saturday night at Nguyeãn Hueä Pedestrian Street.
I want to send my love and respect to Uncle Hoà who dedicated his life to the country and people, said young singer Nguyeãn Thuùy Hanè g of Hoà Chí Minh City Women Cultural House, who will perform folk songs at Thaønh Phoá Mang Teân Baùc.
Hoà Chí Minh City Television (HTV) will broadcast special programmes this weekend featuring reports and talks by veteran soldiers and officials who will share their memories of Uncle Ho.à VNS
I want my boys to have an understanding of peoples emotions, their insecurities, peoples distress and their hopes and dreams.
Grateful talent: Young singers and dancers perform in art shows in HCM City to celebrate the 128th birthday of President Hoà Chí Minh. Photo courtesy of the producer