Europe Days to delight Vietnam

By Nguyen Van, Thanh Nien News

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The Bavarian Youth Jazz Band will perform in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in celebration of the Europe Days 2014
A series of cultural activities will be held in Vietnam to celebrate the Europe Days 2014 program.
A prominent event is the Europe Day Jazz Concert by the Bavarian Youth Jazz Band under the artistic direction of Harald Rüschenbaum.
A group of the most gifted among the Bavarian Youth Jazz Band, also known as “Bavarian First Herd”, will perform a program ranging from traditional Swing by jazz greats like Count Basie or Duke Ellington to modern kinds of bebop, Latin, funk and fusion compositions at Hanoi Opera House on May 9-10 and Ho Chi Minh City Opera House on May 11.
An exhibition entitled Lost & Found Hanoi will display photos by two Vietnamese photographers Nguyen The Son and Maika Elan, and three foreign photographers Elizabeth Rush, Matthew Dakin and Aaron Joel Santos at the Goethe-Institut in Hanoi from May 16-18.
A highlight of the 2014 Europe Day program is the European Film Festival with 14 films of all genres from 14 member countries. The festival will take place in Hanoi from May 16-30, Da Nang from May 17-28 and HCMC from May 19-31.
There will also be seminars, European Literature Day, EU-Vietnam children’s friendly football matches, lectures and such.
The Europe Days is a program to celebrate Europe Day, May 9, when the “Schuman Declaration” – the foundation for the beginning of what is the European Union today – was made in 1950.
Since then, the EU has grown into a union of 27 member states.
This May, the European Union also celebrates 10th anniversary of its largest enlargement in 2004.

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