Acclaimed American music band The Amigos will perform at a free public concert and take part in outreach events for disadvantaged people from April 12 to 14 during the Festival Hue.

Its performance will be part of an eight-day tour of Vietnam as part of a cultural programme sponsored by the US consulate in Ho Chi Minh City .

"With The Amigos band, we are also happy to support the arts and music, which are so important to the history and culture of both Viet Nam and the United States," Alex Titolo, the consulate's public affairs officer s quoted as saying in a release.

The Amigos performed more than 40 concerts in New York City schools, hospitals, and community centres as part of the famous Lincoln Center 's outreach programme in 2012 – 2013.

Before coming to Vietnam the band was in Cambodia, China, Laos, and Myanmar.-VNA