Music contest held for young labourers hinh anh 1Young singers will perform at Tieng Hat Cong Nhan (Voice of Workers), a music contest launched by HCM City Labour Union and its partners for young migrant labourers in industrial parks and export processing zones. (Photo: kmedia)

HCM City (VNA) - A music contest, Tieng Hat Cong Nhan (Voice of Workers), for young labourers working in southern provinces will open this week.

The event is part of the cultural activities launched by the Ho Chi Minh City Labour Union and its partners to celebrate Christmas and New Year.

Male and female workers aged between 18 and 35 who work in industrial parks and export processing zones are encouraged to take part.

Selective and semi-final rounds will take place on December 9, 10 and 14, in Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Binh Duong and Dong Nai provinces.

The 15 best singers will receive free training offered by a group of talented musicians and composers before going to the final round. 

They will perform two songs, one of their own choosing and the other selected by the jury.

“I signed to sing at Tieng Hat Cong Nhan. My manager and colleagues gave me big support,” said Nguyen Thi Thao My, a migrant worker at a garment factory in Dong Nai province’s Bien Hoa Industrial Park.

“For the selective round, I will sing Bai Hat Cho Anh (A Song for You), a ballad written and composed by Duc Tri. I hope I will be one of the contest’s finalists,” said the 19-year-old from Nghe An province.  

A representative of the contest’s organising boad said "Through the contest, we wanted to encourage young workers to show off their love and talent for music. We also hope people pay more attention to the lives of poor and migrant labourers, who work hard but have no chance to enjoy entertainment.”

The contest’s final night is expected to take place on December 23 at The V Show Club in HCM City. Its website is