Danish musicians impress Hanoians at music festival

Danish rock band Carpark North and DJ duo Lulu Rouge made a strong impression on Hanoians on the opening night of the Monsoon International Music Festival on October 2.
Danish rock band Carpark North and DJ duo Lulu Rouge made a strong impression on Hanoians on the opening night of the Monsoon International Music Festival on October 2.

During a two-hour performance at the Thang Long Imperial Citadel, Carpark North won over the Vietnamese audience with its contemporary electro-rock. Lau Hojen, the lead singer of Carpark North, said his band’s performances aimed to stir its audiences’ emotions.

The Vietnamese-Danish music exchange is expected to strengthen the friendship between the two countries and promote cultural exchanges.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Danish Ambassador to Vietnam John Nielsen said that Vietnam and Denmark developed numerous cultural programmes over the years, with the festival being just one example of the fruitful cooperation.

“It’s very helpful and acts a cultural bridge of understanding between the two countries,” the ambassador said. “Actually, what we are doing is to try to help Vietnamese artists go to Denmark and Danish artists to come to Vietnam . We will continue to support this.”

The diplomat also said through the cultural event, Denmark calls on the community to join hands in efforts to protect the environment and respond to climate change, since Denmark is an important strategic partner for Vietnam .

“On climate change, we are doing a lot and are working with the Government in Quang Nam and Hanoi,” he said. “We will continue this work because Vietnam is one of the countries most likely to be affected by climate change.”

The Monsoon International Music Festival, the first of its kind, attracts the participation of a large number of Vietnamese artists along with musicians from the UK, Belgium, Japan and the Republic of Korea.

It will end on October 4, and is to be held annually for audiences in Hanoi and the country at large.-VNA

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