European artists ready to jazz it up in Vietnam

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European artists perform at a press briefing on Europe Days 2016 program organized in Hanoi on May 4. Photo credit: Nhan Dan Online European artists perform at a press briefing on Europe Days 2016 program organized in Hanoi on May 4. Photo credit: Nhan Dan Online

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World-renowned jazz singer Michael Schiefel will perform along with several outstanding musicians in Vietnam next week as part of the annual Europe Days 2016, organizers said.
The German composer and singer, who is also known worldwide for his experimental music, will perform at the two jazz nights of the “Europe meets Vietnam” gala in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City on May 10 and May 11 respectively.
Schiefel, along with Italian strummer Davide Pasqualini, Polish guitarist Gabriel Niedziela, German cellist Jörg Brinkmann, are scheduled to “meet” local artists, including saxophonist Nguyen Bao Long, pianist Nguyen Huu Vuong in the concerts, said the organizers.
Free tickets for the gala can be collected at the Goethe Institutes in Hanoi and HCMC.
The gala is part of the Europe Days 2016 program, to be held in Vietnam's three major cities - Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang by the Delegation of the European Union, the Embassy of the EU Member States and the European Cultural Institutes, the organizers said at a press briefing in Hanoi on Wednesday.
The annual art festival Europe Days this year will kick off with the performance of classic opera "The Magic Flute" in Ho Chi Minh City this weekend.
German jazz singer Michael Schiefel will perform in Vietnam next week as part of the European Days. Photo provided by the event organizers.
The Singspiel work will be performed in German, its original language, at the Municipal Theater on May 7 and 8, said the organizers, adding that David Hermann is the director. 
Hermann, a young Franco-German artist, has rapidly gained recognition as a leading figure in the European opera and theater circle.
Another highlight of this year's event is European Film Fest, which will be held from May 15-26 in the three cities. A total of 13 films, including award-winning features, will be screened for free.

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