A major percussion concert will be held in Hanoi on October 17-18 to mark Vietnam-Japan Friendship Year and the 40th anniversary of ASEAN-Japan cooperation.

The event, titled “Drum and Voices,” will include 12 traditional percussionists from Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Brunei, Myanmar, Thailand and Japan.

Mai Lien and Minh Chi will represent Vietnam to perform at the programme, playing the local t’rung and cheo drums.

The concert will be directed by renowned Japanese composer Michiru Oshima.

After Vietnam, the artists will tour the ASEAN countries of Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Brunei between October and November, before ending the programme in Tokyo, Japan on December 18.-VNA