Musical show to raise funds for disadvantaged youth

HCMC - Doan Ba Corp will organize a musical show in HCMC in late December to raise funds for the construction of a training and vocational center for disadvantaged youth in Vietnam.

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The “Peace in the Storm” show will feature renowned singers and actresses – PHOTO: COURTESY OF ORGANIZER

As part of the “Viet Musical Show” project, a concert themed “Peace in the Storm” will take place at the HCMC Opera House on December 22 and 23, featuring some 100 renowned artists such as singers Lan Nha, Nam Khanh, Thai Bao Tram, Nguyen Hoang Nam and Nguyet Anh and actresses Trinh Kim Chi, Tuyet Thu and Nhu Phuc.

With composers Dang Buu and Duc Tri in charge of music production, familiar Christmas songs will be mixed in a modern style but still retain their classical touch.

Meanwhile, the performers’ royal European costumes will be designed by Dung Nguyen, enabling the audience to enjoy a Western Christmas atmosphere right in HCMC.

The two gala nights will be followed by a street performance that will take place along busy roads downtown on December 26, entertaining revelers, especially the youth, featuring acappella music. Without instrumental accompaniment, acappella music focuses on vocals and harmonization and is able to bring the performers and audience close together.

Doan Mai Trang, CEO of Doan Ba Corp and founder of the “Viet Musical Show” project, said she has visited and supported many vocational centers for the youth across the country and realized that there are still many youngsters who live a life of desperation, lack family love and feel unsure about their future.

Therefore, she wants to found a professional training and vocational center where underprivileged youngsters are loved and educated to become good citizens and have a brighter future.

The “Viet Musical Show” project is the first step for her and Doan Ba Corp to realize this dream. Besides the “Peace in the Storm” show, the project would involve a series of other events such as seminars and youth clubs.

Trang is the daughter of meritorious artist Doan Ba, former director of the Tran Huu Trang cai luong (southern opera) theater. He was the writer and producer of some 300 plays.