The United States Embassy Hanoi and CAMA Vietnam present the inaugural Artwork is Work: ASEAN Music Festival on Saturday May 11.
A celebration of creative, Asian youth culture, the festival will feature bands from the ASEAN region as well as art and community groups from within Hanoi.
Making their way to the festival are a host of top quality musicians all looking to showcase the sounds of their country. Festival performers include garage rockers Blood Sugar Politik (Myanmar), traditional Thai funk act Molam International (Thailand), the post-rock algorithms of Pulso (Philippines), Vietnam’s nu-metal heroes 18+ and genre-defying electronic sound artists Muon (Singapore).
Besides non-stop live music on the main stage, the festival will feature a creative arts market run by the Hanoi Flea Market and a visual arts centre curated by Hanoi’s Onion Cellar collective.
As well as promoting pride in the cultural vibrancy of modern ASEAN nations, the festival is also intended to highlight respect for artists in Asia via Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). Protecting a nation’s creative rights is vital to the development of homegrown industries in arts and technology. For the sake of composers, performing artists, writers, painters, computer programmers, caricaturists, musicians, illustrators and other creators of original works, Artwork is Work: ASEAN Music Festival seeks to highlight the importance of intellectual property rights enforcement in ASEAN countries.
Artwork is Work: ASEAN Music Festival will kick off from 2pm on Saturday May 11 at The American Club, 19-21 Hai Ba Trung, Hoan Kiem. Tickets for the event will be available on the door priced at VND300,000 and VND100,000 for those holding a valid ASEAN passport.