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Last update: 16:23 | 07/06/2018

Chicken and Cumbia at Indika


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Indika Saigon will host the Chicken and Cumbia event from 6pm to 10pm on June 7 at 41 Nguyễn Văn Giai Street in District 1.



The Indika Saigon will host the Chicken and Cumbia event from 6pm to 10pm on June 7 at 41 Nguyễn Văn Giai Street, District 1 . — Photo citynetevents.com

Barbecue will be offered as well as good cumbia music mixed by special guest DJ: Kaztet D (WAT A GWAAN) in the garden.

Kaztet made his first live performance at the age of 18 with Slim Ting reggae Band (1999/2000) before running Massawa Sound with Selecta Elpee from 2002 to 2007. He is a founding member of R2G aka Rouen2ground in France (2008/2013 ).

He will be performing old and new Cumbia, Salsa and Latin sounds.

Buy three tequila shots, get one free.

Heritage Space to host sound synthesis


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Heritage Space will host a special ultra sound synthesis entitled 6-Hour-Jam: Đẹp Trai Chết Hết on Sunday, June 10.


Đẹp Trai Chết Hết is a special ultra sound synthesis in collaboration between Heritage Space and Rắn Cạp Đuôi Collective.

6-Hour-Jam: Đẹp Trai Chết Hết is a collaboration between Heritage Space and the Rắn Cạp Đuôi Collective on the occasion of Rắn Cạp Đuôi returning to Hà Nội from HCM City this summer for a dynamic tour named Fever Meme Tour. This synthesis will also be the first part of Heritage Space’s new music series Guided by Voices.

The event will be a chance for Rắn Cạp Đuôi Collective to present their new album.

The event will open free before 5pm. After 5pm, tickets on the door cost VNĐ70,000. For Heritage Space members and students, tickets cost VNĐ50,000.

The special ultra sound synthesis will take place from 3.30pm to 10pm. Heritage Space is on the 1st Floor, Dolphin Plaza, 28 Trần Bình Street, Mỹ Đình 2. For more details, please email red.heritagespace@gmail.com or dial the hotline: 0913715168. 

Quang Nam hosts third Central Ethnic Culture Festival


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Ethnic groups in Bình Thuận will participate in the third Central Ethnic Culture Festival in Quảng Nam in August. — Photo dulichvn.org.vn


Thirteen provinces will participate in the third Central Ethnic Culture Festival on August 15 in the central province of Quảng Nam. 

They include the central provinces of Thanh Hóa, Nghệ An, Hà Tĩnh, Quảng Bình, Quảng Trị, Thừa Thiên Huế, Quảng Nam, Quảng Ngãi, Bình Định and Phú Yên and the three south central provinces of Khánh Hòa, Ninh Thuận and Bình Thuận. 

Themed Central Ethnic Culture Identity Preservation and Development in the Integration Period, the festival will be held from August 15 to 17 with a wide range of activities, such as an amateur music festival, ethnic costume show, exhibition, sports and tourism promotion. The festival will also offer visitors varieties of cuisine.

The highlight will be the performance of traditional rituals.

The opening ceremony of the festival will be held at 8pm at 24-3 Square in Tam Kỳ City and will be aired live on Việt Nam National Television. 

The festival aims to honour the cultural values and diversity of 54 ethnic groups in Việt Nam. It will provide an opportunity for artisans, traditional art performers and athletes to meet and exchange their experiences to preserve the traditional cultural values of ethnic groups in the central region. 

‘Despacito’ superstar to sing at Da Nang summer fest

Puerto Rican artist Luis Fonsi, the star behind last year’s summer anthem “Despacito,” will perform at a musical festival in Da Nang in central Vietnam next month.

Organizers said that Cocofest 2018 music festival, held July 6-7, will feature a roster of international and domestic artists, most of who are yet to be announced.

The event, which will include street dancing, camping and many other activities, is expected to attract over 30,000 visitors.

“We will bring you a true music festival experience,” said Viet Tu, director of Cocofest 2018. He said the event also aims to boost Da Nang’s tourism profile.

Luis Fonsi, born Luis Alfonso Rodríguez López-Cepero, took the music industry by storm with his Latin pop song “Despacito” sung in collaboration with fellow Puerto Rican artist Daddy Yankee.

The music video had garnered 5.2 billion views on YouTube as of June 6, breaking the record for most-viewed Youtube video in history.

The previous record-holder was another music video “See You Again” by American artist Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth, which was at 3.5 billion views as of June 6.

“Despacito,” translated into English as “Slowly,” snatched four Latin Grammy Awards for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Urban Fusion/ Performance and Best Short Form Music video last year. It was also ranked the fifth best Latin song of all time by New York-based entertainment media brand Billboard last year.

Da Nang is one of the top tourist destinations in Vietnam. In the first quarter of this year, the central coastal city attracted 1.69 million tourists, up 34.7% against the same period last year. More than 819,000 were foreign arrivals, up 58.9%.

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Chicken and Cumbia at Indika, Heritage Space to host sound synthesis, Quang Nam hosts third Central Ethnic Culture Festival