The Deutschland Fest 2017 at the HCM City’s Labour Cultural Palace aims to introduce locals to the German economy, culture and food (Photo courtesy of organisers)

HCM City (VNA) - The Deutschland Fest 2017 took place at the HCM City’s Labour Cultural Palace on April 22. 

It aimed to introduce locals to the German economy, culture and food by presenting activities staged by Germany and Vietnamese artists.

German music, dance and circus performances as well as film screenings were featured.    

The festival included Hip-Hop, Tanz and DJ, a German-Vietnamese hip-hop programme that aims to enhance connections between German and Vietnamese dancers and musicians. 

The show also featured DJ Mirko Machine and hip-hop dancer and choreographer Raphael Hillbrand, with the Vietnamese dance group SINE Crew.

Mirko is one of Germany’s most influential hip-hop DJs. He began his career in 1988 and has won several top prizes at DJ contests.

Dancer and choreographer Hillbrand has performed and worked with Vietnamese artists since his first visit to Vietnam in 2004.  

The SINCE Crew shot to fame after entering the semi-final round of the international competition Battle of the Year 2014, a contest for young dancers held in Hanoi. 

At Hip-Hop, Tanz and DJ, the artists staged contemporary dances with hip-hop beats accompanied by sound and light effects.

The event was organised by the Goethe Institute in HCM City in cooperation with its partners, including the Consulate General of Germany in HCM City and Delegates of German Industry and Commerce in Vietnam.-VNA