Uruguay’s guitar duo Umbral staged a special performance in Hanoi on April 21.

The event, hosted by the Uruguayan Embassy in Hanoi, drew the participation of representatives from the embassies of the Latin American and European countries such as Mexico, Cuba, Brazil and Spain.

In his opening remark, Uruguayan Ambassador to Vietnam Carlos Irigaray introduced Vietnamese guests to the land, people and diverse culture and art of his country.

He praised the Umbral band, which consists of Ignacio Correa and Sebatian Segarra, for its impressive performances at the freshly-ended Hue Festival 2014.

The duo enthralled Vietnamese audiences with famous works such as Mansito, De costa a costa, Papas calientes and Caraguata.

“This is the first time we have visited Vietnam and the people here are very hospitable,” Sebatian Segarra told a Vietnam News Agency reporter.

“Surprisingly, we performed at a special stage, watched by wonderful audiences,” he said.

During the Hue Festival, the Uruguayan guitarists devoted special and impressive performances to local audiences at the Duyet Thi Duong Theatre and the Hue Royal Palace on April 16 and 17.

The biennial festival was a big feast of art and music, with 2,600 artists and performers, including 595 foreign ones.

During the April 12-20 event, 66 art troupes from 37 countries staged 170 performances at 15 venues in Hue city and 10 other sites in the province.-VNA