Hanoians ready for music festival this late January

More than 10,0000 people are expected to attend a music festival aimed at connecting all people together despite their age or interests in Hanoi on January 20th.

More than 10,0000 people are expected to attend a music festival aimed at connecting all people together despite their age or interests in Hanoi on January 20th.

Entitled "Bridgefest 20128 Connecting People", the concert aims to break down gender, income, physical, geographical, cultural and religious barriers to promote equality and social integration.

Hanoians ready for music festival this late January

Indie Da LAB has composed a special song dedicated to the music festival. (Photo from the band’s Fanpage)

The festival, co-organised by Oxfam and the United States Embassy in Vietnam, in co-operation with Wake It Up and Hexagon JSC, will be a bridge for youth groups and civil society groups to come closer through music, guest speakers, and community activities.

It will present a line-up of well-known artists and singers from Vietnam and the United States, who will mix perse music genres, such as pop, ballad, dance, R&B, EDM, and remix.

Youth idol Son Tung M-TP will present songs and two indie bands, Da LAB and Ngot, will fill the festival with lyrics about an innocent soul full of dreams. Da LAB has composed a special song dedicated to the festival.

“We named the song Ai Cung Nhu Ai (Everyone Is the Same). It is about the people who have to bear inequality. It is also a warning to all the people that everyone is the same,” band member Tran Minh Phuong told a press conference last week.

Rapper Den Vau, singer Yen Le, rapper Kimmese, and “The Voice Vietnam 2013” winner Vu Thao My, will provide a variety of modern music.

ILL-AbilitiesTM, an international breakdancing crew with physical disabilities from the U.S. will provide performances that have inspired audiences around the world.

Hanoians ready for music festival this late January

ILL-AbilitiesTM, an international breakdancing crew, is made up of dancers with physical limitations. (Photo courtesy of organisers)

“Every crew member has a physical disability, but they have overcome their personal challenges to be able to perform top breakdancing movements. They have inspired thousands of people,” said cultural attaché of the U.S. Embassy, Marcia Anglarill.

BridgeFest 2018 will not only be a perse music festival, but also a space for exhibitions, installations and dialogues.

Babeth Ngoc Han Lefur, country director of Oxfam in Vietnam said music was a great way to access information, knowledge and connect people.

The BridgeFest 2018 will run from 2pm until 10.30pm at the Sports Complex on Tran Huu Duc Street in Nam Tu Liem District./.

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