“Our cultural centre will continue to be a bridge connecting peoples from the two countries, as it has done for the last 10 years, and will do for many years to come,” said Lee Dae Joong, KCC’s director.
“I hope that this festival will help to further strengthen cultural exchange between the two countries,” he said.
The event is expected to be an ideal occasion for the people-loving cultures of the Republic of Korea (ROK) and Vietnam to share their joy and love through art performances, and gastronomy.
The festival, with the theme “Heart to heart” will feature performances by famous Korean artists. They include K-Tigers group, which is known for making dance cover videos of famous K-Pop songs and incorporating Taekwondo moves in the dances.
Magician Kim Jong Soo will entertain the public with his magical tricks.
The festival will also offer the public an opportunity to enjoy different kinds of Korean music, from Arirang (symphony orchestra music), to traditional music, and K-pop music (a modern form of ROK pop music covering a range of styles including dance-pop, pop ballad, electro-pop, and hip hop).
The opening ceremony of the festival will be for limited invitees. However, the festival on November 26 will open free of charge to the public from 1pm at the Cultural Friendship Palace located at 91 Tran Hung Dao Street in Hanoi. The public can meet the Korean artists and visit interesting stands featuring Korean culture such as hanbok (Korea traditional dress) and hanji (traditional Korean paper), and Korean gastronomy.
In particular, the performance of Korean movie music star K-will with Vietnamese singers will close this festival at 6.30pm.
The KCC in Vietnam is the first Korean Cultural Centre, which is set up in Southeast Asia aiming to connect people of the two countries through exchange activities in the cultural sector, sport, and tourism.
Over the last ten years, the two countries have had strong relations in all sectors. Korean culture has become popular to Vietnamese people through its gastronomic specialities and movies.
Actually there are currently 150,000 Koreans living in Vietnam.