The perfomance of the Vietnamese band (Source: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – The performances of classical and contemporary music by police bands from Japan , the US , Singapore and Vietnam closed t he two-day 20th World Police Band Concert in Ho Chi Minh City on November 15.

The concert featured three items including a traditional Japanese piece “Lullaby of Itsuki” by the Japanese Osaka Police Band while the New York Police Band played some melodies familiar to Vietnamese audience including “Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours” of Stevie Wonder and “All you need is love” of John Lennon.

The audience also applauded the “Hello Vietnam” performed by the Singaporean Police Band and the “Nhip xoe tinh ban” (the friendship dance), which was based on a Tay Bac (Northwestern) folk song by the Vietnamese band.

Five police bands from Japan, the US, Singapore and Vietnam attended in this year’s festival, held for the second time in Vietnam.

The event was jointly organised by the Japanese Mainichi newspaper and the Vietnam Ministry of Public Security. The first time was held in Hanoi in 2011.

Begun in 1996, the annual festival has been held in countries and territories including the US, the UK, Netherlands, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Spain and Singapore.-VNA