European music festival returns to Vietnam

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The annual European Music Festival will return to Vietnam next week with first-time participants from Slovakia.

This year's event will feature pop, jazz, rock, classic and world music performances, plus highlights from many Vietnamese artists.

This year, the annual music festival will continue to celebrate the richness of European culture as well as culture exchanges between Europe and Vietnam.

The event "is in itself an excellent example of important public diplomacy exchanges in the EU-Vietnam relation," said Mr. Franz Jessen, ambassador head of the Delegation of the European Union in Vietnam.

Highlights of the festival include performances by the UK's Zun Zun Egui Rock band, sophisticated and passionate jazz concerts of musicians from the Netherlands, Wallonia Brussels (Belgium) and France, the German "˜Ma'a lot' Quintet with chamber music, plus a pop performance by Slovakian singer Milena Minichova.

Opening programs will start on November 17 in Ho Chi Minh City, and the next day at Tuoi Tre Theater in Hanoi, with more performances going on until November 28.

Free tickets are available at L'Espace, British Council, Goethe Institut in Hanoi and Goethe Institut, British Council and Idecaf in Ho Chi Minh City.

The event is co-organized by the EU delegation in Vietnam and the embassies of six EU members "” Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, France, the United Kingdom and Slovakia.

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