International music festival in Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.will host Hò dô 2019 (HOZO), an international music festival.
The festival is part of HCM City’s strategic investment plan to develop the city’s cultural industry until 2020 and will be held December 13-20 with 10 countries appearing.
HCM City has long been considered a place with the most exciting music activities in the country. However, many locals have not had a chance to experience the real spirit that a festival should have.
For the past 10 years, many music lovers could only be proud of Giai Điệu Mùa Thu (Autumn Melody), a festival dedicated to classical music.
According to deputy director of the HCM City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Nguyễn Thị Thanh Thuý, HOZO will offer a precious opportunity for traditional music to merge with modern music, spreading the value of national music and culture to the world.
A variety of performances will be offered, from jazz and pop to traditional music. The lineup includes artists from France, Belgium, Spain, Russia, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Greece, Cuba and Việt Nam. Locals will be able to enjoy music activities as well as exhibitions and food fare at the festival.
Young bands from across the country are encouraged to submit their performances via https://hozomusicfestival.com for a chance to be selected and to perform with the international line-up during the festival.
Musician Huy Tuấn, music and art director of the festival, said that all cities should have music festivals, especially HCM City, since it is the biggest city in the country and has a diverse music market.
The festival allows local residents to discover different types of music and artists and also offers them a chance to reunite with their friends and family at a joyful event, according to Tuấn.