A concert featuring international artists opens on April 17’s night at Hanoi's National Convention Centre.

The concert titled H-Artistry (formerly Hennessy Artistry after the brandy making sponsors) will feature American Kelly Rowland, Australian Tim Omaji (Timomatic), the Republic of Korea’s band Nemesis and Vietnamese singers Trang Phap and DJ Slim V.

Rowland, a former Destiny's Child member, appeared at a press conference after arriving in Hanoi late on the night of April 15.

She said Destiny's Child had enabled her to travel around the world and make many friends and many fans.

She often talks to band members by phone, but said there was no talk of regrouping.

"I'm extremely excited about the warm welcome from Vietnamese fans. I promise to be extremely cute in the show tomorrow night," she said when asked what dress she would wear for the show.

She will perform with musicians representing different genres of music. Tim Omaji, better known by his stage name, Timomatic, is a Nigerian-born Australian singer-songwriter and dancer.

Omaji rose to fame as a contestant on Australia's So You Think You Can Dance in 2009. He was placed seventh. In 2011, he came third in Australia's Got Talent.

"It is not every day I get a chance to appear next to Kelly. And the food here is incredible," he said.

His performance will be accompanied by four dancers from Australia.

The concert will also feature a rock band from the Republic of Korea, Nemesis. Formed in 2001, the band's music can be categorised as post-modern rock.

“This is the first time we have performed in Vietnam. It is a joy. We feel comfortable because of the friendly relations” between Vietnam and the Republic of Korea, said a band member.

Sharing the stage will be Vietnamese singer-songwriter and actress Trang Phap. Born in Hanoi, she moved to Paris at the age of 10, but only started her artistic activities on her return.

She will sing two songs Choice and Version of You.

The H-Artistry concerts have entertained thousands of people in Vietnam since 2008.-VNA